14 - Cross-country - Black - Les Rochasses

On the way up you'll have all the time you need to take in the beautiful scenery. The descent should put a smile back on your face.

14 - Cross-country - Black - Les Rochasses Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 00h50
Total elevation gain : 715m
Vertical drop : 715m
Signed walking trail

The 700-metre elevation gain on the way up takes grit, but with a steady pace on the regular incline you'll get there in the end. Most of the ascent is on a track. The descent begins on a picturesque singletrack path where you'll have some fun on the steep sections,. It ends on a track which will give your brakes a rest. From the top, there are superb views over the Mont Cenis range and the Vanoise glaciers.

Departs from: Val Cenis Lanslevillard

Total elevation gain : 715m
Altitude max : 2076m
Vertical drop : 715m


French Cycling Federation signposting

Difficult passages

Technical difficulty: Descent on nice singletrack with some steep sections. Physical difficulty: The climb is long and is done in one go, no flat areas to rest.

Map references

Haute Maurienne Vanoise mountain bike map sold in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourist Offices.

Topoguides references

Haute Maurienne Vanoise mountain bike booklet sold in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourist Offices.

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit


Free access.


Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 01/11
Opening hours daily .

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Office de Tourisme de Val Cenis Lanslebourg Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis 73480 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.285515 - Longitude : 6.882535

The start of the route is at the Lanslebourg Tourist Office, car park nearby.
In the summer season, possibility to take the bus line S53 (Modane - Bonneval/Arc) and get off at the "Office de Tourisme" stop; bus equipped with a bicycle trailer every day except Saturday.

On : Val-Cenis (73480), Val-Cenis (73500)
Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise