• Sport

Loop of the Montvernier laces in VAE

The 18 small laces, clinging to the mountain, constitute one of the most spectacular roads in Savoie and a real challenge for cyclists. Nice panorama at the top.

Sport Loop of the Montvernier laces in VAE Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne


Departing from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (73300)
Average length : 01h45
Total elevation gain : 374m
Vertical drop : 374m
Distance : 17.9km
Non signed itinerary

This pleasant and easy-to-follow circuit is full of surprises. From Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, ride in direction of the A43 motorway. Then, at the Hermillon roundabout, follow signs to Pontamafrey, then go up the spectacular Montvernier switchbacks to Le Châtel. The Tour Bérold de Saxe, above the village, is open to visitors (free). Go back down to Hermillon and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Total elevation gain : 374m
Altitude max : 785m
Vertical drop : 374m

Further informations

Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

    1 2


    Free access.


    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Bar
    • Picnic area
    • Orientation board
    • Car park
    • Covered car park
    • Public WC


    Place de la Cathédrale Ancien Evêché 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
    Departing from : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (73300)
    Latitude : 45.276973 - Longitude : 6.345058
    On : Montvernier (73300), La Tour-en-Maurienne (73300), Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (73300), La Tour-en-Maurienne (73300), La Tour-en-Maurienne (73300)
    Station district
    Information update on 17/03/2023 by Maurienne Tourisme