24 - Cross-country - Black - Pré chamois

The climb takes plenty of effort and patience, but if you take the time to recover at the top, the superb descent makes it all worth it.

24 - Cross-country - Black - Pré chamois Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 800m
Vertical drop : 800m
Signed walking trail

A beautiful ascent above Val Cenis, first on a track, then on a mountainside path across chamois country. In spring, the snow melts fairly quickly on these south-facing slopes, making it a good spot for animals to graze. The descent is a must for mountain-bikers who enjoy a technical challenge. Once past Termignon, the return trip to Val Cenis is via the Chemin du Petit Bonheur. From the chamois' pastureland you can admire a 180° panoramic view over the valley and surrounding mountains.

Departs from: Val Cenis Termignon

Total elevation gain : 800m
Altitude max : 1953m
Vertical drop : 800m


French Cycling Federation signposting

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

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    Free access.


    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 01/11.

    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 : 45.285545 - Longitude : 6.882567

    The start of the trail is at the Tourist Office in Lanslebourg, with parking nearby.
    During the summer season, it is possible to take the bus line S52 (Modane - Aussois - Lanslebourg) or S53 (Modane -Bonneval/Arc) and get off at the "Office de Tourisme" stop; bus equipped with a bicycle trailer every day except Saturday.
    The departure is also possible from Termignon: stop "Maison de la Vanoise / Mairie".

    On : Val-Cenis (73480), Val-Cenis (73500)
    Information update on 29/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise