18 - Cross-country - Black - Vallée d'Avérole Variante

How amazing, to find yourself in such high mountains with such little effort, enjoying a beautiful view of the suspended Charbonnel glacier.

18 - Cross-country - Black - Vallée d'Avérole Variante Bessans

About

Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 495m
Vertical drop : 495m
Signed walking trail

The Avérole valley is home to a few of the typical Haute Maurienne farming villages that are still intact (La Goulaz, Vincendières and Avérole). This itinerary presents no major difficulty as it climbs gently to the end of the valley. You can even extend your trip up to the Averole refuge, which is open and guarded during the summer. Seasoned mountain-bikers can make the extra climb in the saddle, while others may have to walk. The decor promises waterfalls, glaciers and high peaks.

Departs from: Place de la Mairie in Bessans

Loop
Total elevation gain : 495m
Altitude max : 2074m
Vertical drop : 495m

Signs

French Cycling Federation signposting

Difficult passages

The climb to the foot of the refuge is long but very easy. No technical difficulty on the classic route. The black level variant is very technical with trialling passages and calls to the void. It is intended for good pilots only. Once you have started, there is no way out. Be careful if you do not have the required level for this passage, you will be obliged to carry and/or push your bike for several hundred metres

Map references

Haute Maurienne Vanoise mountain bike map sold in the Tourist Offices

Topoguides references

Haute Maurienne Vanoise mountain bike booklet sold in the Tourist Offices

Further informations

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    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    Access

    Place de la Mairie 73480 Bessans
    Departing from : Bessans (73480)
    Latitude : 45.320492 - Longitude : 6.993783

    The start of the course is located at the Place de la Mairie de Bessans, parking nearby.
    In the summer season, possibility of taking bus line S53 (Modane - Bonneval/Arc) and getting off at the "Mairie / La Poste" stop; bus equipped with a bicycle trailer every day except Saturday.

    Information update on 29/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise