This is an easy, mostly singletrack itinerary presenting no real technical difficulty.

1 - Cross-country - Blue - Le Châtel Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Total elevation gain : 140m
Vertical drop : 140m
Signed walking trail

The itinerary visits the ARC riverbank via the "Chemin du Petit Bonheur" (or "Happy-go-lucky Trail"), returning via a pleasant singletrack path through the forest. This fairly flat, highly accessible trail takes you through the quiet hamlet of Le Châtel where tranquillity reigns!

Departs from: Val Cenis Bramans

Total elevation gain : 140m
Altitude max : 1308m
Vertical drop : 140m


French Cycling Federation markings

Difficult passages

The climb towards Châtel is a bit physical. Pushing or carrying possible for a few meters. The descent after the Hameau du Châtel can present some difficulties over 50m.

Topoguides references

Haute Maurienne Vanoise mountain bike booklet sold in Tourist Offices.

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    Free access.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 01/11
    Opening hours daily .

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    Place de la Mairie Bramans 73500 Val-Cenis
    Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
    Latitude : 45.223704 - Longitude : 6.775719

    The start of the route is at the Bramans Tourist Office.
    It can be reached by estibus (shuttle bus equipped with a bike rack during the summer season) from Bonneval sur Arc, Bessans, Lanslevillard, Lanslebourg, Termignon, Sollières - Sardières.
    Or with the TransSavoie shuttles departing from Modane station (not equipped with a bike rack)

    Information update on 06/12/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise