This itinerary features two great uphill sections but nevertheless remains accessible to intermediate mountain bikers. The Sardières monolith makes an interesting place to stop for a break.

3 - Cross-country - Red - Le Verney Aussois

About

Departing from Aussois (73500)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 535m
Vertical drop : 535m
Signed walking trail

The first climb takes you up to Sardières and, beyond the village, the famous monolith. After this geological curiosity you'll reach the resort of Aussois before descending to the banks of the Arc. You'll then need a bit of muscle power to climb back up to Bramans.
The Sardières monolith is a relatively straight vertical structure of cargneule rock which rises to a height of 93 metres above the ground. These dolomitic limestone rocks are hard and compact, standing up to the erosion which has cleared the site of the less resistant rocks that once surrounded the monolith.

Departs from: Plan de la Croix, Val Cenis Bramans, or Val Cenis.

Loop
Total elevation gain : 535m
Altitude max : 1679m
Vertical drop : 535m

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

Ground

    1 2

    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    Access

    43 route des Barrages 73500 Aussois
    Departing from : Aussois (73500)
    Latitude : 45.231455 - Longitude : 6.752391

    Departure from the cross

    Information update on 02/06/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise