Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B

All summer long, take advantage of the roads reserved for bikes on the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B. Mythical Col de l'Iseran and Mont Cenis, climbs in the heart of the Vanoise National Park to Bellecombe or to the Aussois dams, twists and turns in Valfréjus and even gravel mountain biking in La Norma: 6 dates, 6 climbs 100% by bike in the heart of the Alps.

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Bicycle-only roads

TheHaute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B offers all cyclists the chance to tackle the gradients of the valley's major mountain passes in complete safety. During the 6 climbs of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B, the roads are closed to car traffic and reserved for bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and gravel bikes.

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Come and challenge yourself on one of our 6 cyclo climbs!

Climbing

June 23: Bonneval sur Arc, l'Iserane.

► 13.4 km for 977 m D+. Departure from 8:30 am. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 8:30am to 12:00pm.

L'Iserane in detail

June 26: Aussois, ascent to Plan d'Amont.

► 5.6 km for 478 m D+. Start from 9:30 am. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Details of the Plan d'Amont climb

July 10: Val Cenis, Mont Cenis ascent.

► 14.6 km for 674 m D+. Start from 9:00 am. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Details of the Mont Cenis climb

July 28: La Norma, gravel climb from La Norma.

► 9.23 km for 680 D+. Departure from 9:00 am. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Detail of La Norma's gravel climb

August 8: Valfréjus, ascent to Valfréjus.

► 5.8 km, for 387 m D+. Departure from 5:00 pm. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Details of the Valfréjus climb

August 18: Val Cenis, Bellecombe climb.

► 13.2 km for 1015 m D+. Start from 9:30 am. Road closed to motorized vehicles from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

Details of the Bellecombe climb

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Accumulate altitude differences

The Challenge

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Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo challenge. Bike climb on closed road. Iseran. Bonneval sur Arc.

At the start of each climb, sign up to take part in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B, accumulate vertical drops on the climbs, pass the different levels and win prizes!

The Challenge principle:

At the start of each climb, register (free of charge) to take part in the Challenge. You'll receive an "HMV Cyclo Challenge" holder, which will be stamped at the start and finish of each climb. If you take part in several climbs (or even do the same climb several times on the day of the Challenge!), you'll accumulate altitude differences. The more you climb, the more objectives you validate. And... the more gifts you receive

Challenge objectives:

  • 1,000 m total ascent: Bronze level
  • 2,000 m total ascent: Silver level
  • 3,000 m of total ascent: Gold level

At each level, you win goodies donated by our partners.

The extra gift

By registering for the Challenge, you also automatically enter a draw at the end of the summer. To be won: a complete Dare2B suit for men and a complete suit for women. The more vertical drops you've accumulated, the greater your chances of winning:

  1. Bronze level: your name will appear 1 time
  2. Silver level: your name will appear 2 times
  3. Gold level: your name will appear 3 times

 

Please note: participation in the HMV Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B is free, but not compulsory. You can take part in any closed-road climb without registering.

Practical information

Free of charge. The 6 climbs of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B are free of charge.

Teens and adults. The Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B climbs are open to all cyclists over the age of 14 (parental authorization for minors to be provided by e-mail to the Tourist Office of the resort concerned).

Bikes. Road bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes... All types of bikes are accepted, including electric bikes. We are, however, on a "Cylco challenge": scooters, electric or otherwise, are not accepted on these climbs for safety reasons.

Departures. The 1st departure is between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., depending on the chosen climb (except for the Valfréjus climb: departure at 5:00 p.m.). Participants who do not wish to start at the first hour can continue until the road reopens. Please note that any departure before the announced time will not be subject to an administrative road closure: you are likely to come across motorized vehicles on your ascent.

Safety. Even if the road is reserved for cyclists, the rules of the road and traffic regulations must always be respected. Wearing a helmet is compulsory. And of course, be careful on the way down: check your speed! Last descent recommended up to 30min before roads reopen.

Refreshments. At the finish of each climb, a refreshment station will be set up on site by the Tourist Office Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Timing. The Haute Maurienne Vanoise Cyclo Challenge by Dare2B climbs are not timed: no rankings, no competition: 100% fun (and quite a lot of energy when the road gets higher!).

Finisher. Surprises and entertainment await cyclists at the finish to reward them for their efforts and thank them for their participation.

Prize draw. Challenge registrants are automatically entered (free of charge) in a draw at the end of the season to win a complete set of cycling gear donated by Challenge partner Dare2B.

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More cyclo climbs? 

La Maurienne, the world's largest cycling area

Other pass climbs are organized throughout the summer in the Maurienne as part of the "Mountain Collection". Galibier, Croix de fer, lacets de Montvernier: it's up to you to make the most of the legendary passes and roads of the Maurienne, the world's largest cycling area.

 

Cycling throughout the Maurienne valley

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