26 - Cross-country - Green - Marie-Christine

A very easy green trail, ideal for getting the whole family to discover mountain biking while exploring the village surroundings and admiring part of the Esseillon Barrier Forts.

26 - Cross-country - Green - Marie-Christine Aussois


Departing from Aussois (73500)
Average length : 00h15
Total elevation gain : 28m
Vertical drop : 28m
Distance : 2.2km
Signed walking trail

Start at Aussois or, more precisely, from Fort Marie-Christine which is easy to reach by bike from Aussois.
Fort Marie-Christine is one of the 5 forts that make up the Esseillon Barrier.
Built in the 19th century on a rocky sill that closes off the upper Arc Valley (Maurienne Valley) upstream from Modane, the purpose of these fortifications was to protect the Cisalpine part of the kingdom of Sardinia from the threat of French invasion. The Barrier comprises four forts and a redoubt which bear the names of contemporaneous members of the House of Savoy.
This easy trail offers beautiful views over the valley and the nearby forts.
Definitely worth doing!

Departs from: Aussois campsite

Total elevation gain : 28m
Altitude max : 1484m
Vertical drop : 28m

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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    Free access.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    43 route des Barrages 73500 Aussois
    Departing from : Aussois (73500)
    Latitude : 45.226468 - Longitude : 6.745267
    Information update on 13/10/2023 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise