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Starting in Saint Jean de Maurienne - The Cycloclimbing Challenges

Here you will find the greatest concentration of famous difficult passes in Savoie. Follow in the wheel tracks of the Tour de France and test yourself against the area's highest passes, including the Madeleine, Glandon, Croix de Fer and the "giant" Galibier.

Saint Jean is the ideal base from which to cycle the different climbs to La Toussuire, under the watchful eye of the spectacular Aiguilles d’Arves and the famous “Tête de Chat”. Across the valley, the impressive east face of the Croix des Têtes stands guard over some lovely climbs through the forest. The superb Montvernier hairpins and Col du Chaussy round off the selection.

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Col de la Croix-de-Fer (East)

1235 Points - It is the classic road to make the ascent of Le Col de la Croix de Fer, less hard than by Le Col du Glandon. Discover the h...
From 01/06 to 30/10.
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Col du Galibier via the Col du Télégraphe

1679 Points – The hardest of Savoie’s Cycloclimbing Challenges. Outstanding views of the Ecrins Mountains await you at the summit. Kilo...
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Col du Mollard

808 Points - The gradient on this climb is greater than 9% all the way from Gévoudaz to Albiez-Montrond, a pretty village-resort at the f...
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Valmeinier

864 Points – An excellent shady climb on which to train before doing the Galibier. In fact, the route takes in the first part of the clim...
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Bonvillard

781 Points – The climb to the Grand Coin Nordic-ski area is steep and sustained, zigzagging up through woods and clearings towards the su...
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Col du Glandon (then Col de la Croix de Fer)

1320 Points - A false flat provides a good warm up before the true climb begins at St. Etienne de Cuines. The final kilometres before the...
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Col de la Madeleine via Montgellafrey (variant via Le Mollaret)

1359 Points – Lying between the Maurienne and Tarentaise Valleys, the Madeleine is a must for all cycloclimbers visiting Savoie. The road...
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Col de la Madeleine from the south

1283 Points – Starting from St Jean de Maurienne, the ride down the valley to La Chambre provides a good warm up. Given its southerly asp...
From 01/06 to 31/10.

Col d'Albanne and Lake Pramol

From 15/04 to 15/11.

La Toussuire via Saint-Pancrace

919 Points – The climb through St. Pancrace is the hardest of the three roads to La Toussuire. It is often included in the "Arvan-Villard...
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La Toussuire via Jarrier

881 Points – A twin to the climb via St. Pancrace, which it joins at Les Bottières. A lovely quiet road to cycle.
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St Michel 1650 via La Porte

812 Points – This climb exists thanks to a resort that never saw the light of day. As a result, cycloclimbers have inherited a wonderfull...
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La Toussuire via Foncouverte and Le Corbier

821 Points – This is the variant followed by the Tour de France in 2006. It is fitted with kilometre posts and a timing system that will ...
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Col du Chaussy

829 Points – The climb starts with the spectacular “Montvernier hairpins", an improbable road clinging to the edge of the cliff. The uppe...
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Le Mollaret via Montgellafrey

782 Points – This climb in the foothills of the Lauzière is a good training ride before tackling the Col de la Madeleine. View of the Mau...
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Les Aiguilles d'Arves

An emblematic silhouette in Maurienne, les Aiguilles d'Arves will cause quite a stir !
From 01/01 to 31/12.

Lacets de Montvernier

Starting from St-Jean-de-Maurienne, follow the Mauriennaise to Pontamafrey. The vertiginous Montvernier hairpins, from where you can see ...
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Ascent to Les Aiguilles d'Arves

1371 Points – Harder than the Croix-de-Fer. A 6.6-km section of the switchbacks has an average gradient of 10.3%. Looking towards the Aig...
From 01/05 to 30/10.

La Planchette

753 Points – This climb at the foot of the Croix des Têtes is a haven of peace and quiet. The shady forest, dotted with clearings, contin...
From 15/03 to 15/11.

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