• Sport

Cross-country: Le Châtel

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

Sport Cross-country: Le Châtel Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Total elevation gain : 145m
Vertical drop : 145m
Distance : 6.5km
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!

Total elevation gain : 145m
Altitude max : 1308m
Vertical drop : 145m


Cross-country 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 map and booklet sold in Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourist Offices.

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    Free access.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Parking nearby


    Place de la Mairie Bramans 73500 Val-Cenis
    Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
    Latitude : 45.22365 - Longitude : 6.775804

    The trail starts at the Bramans Tourist Office.
    To get there by bus: Line S53 - Les Glières stop (bus equipped with a bike trailer).
    By car: park in the nearby parking lot.

    Information update on 27/05/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise