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27- Enduro - Red - L'Art de la Selle

in Val-Cenis
One-way
  • The Arcelle Enduro mountain trail is mostly a track and singletrack itinerary. This beautiful balcony path, with views of the Vanoise glaciers, the Dent Parrachée and Bessans Valley, won't fail to impress!

  • Despite the name (which means "Art of the Saddle"), you won't be sitting much on this trail. You'll need to stand and find the right saddle contact for the fabulous descent. From Mont Cenis Pass or the Val Cenis lifts, you'll ride across the mountain on a singletrack balcony path for about 6 km. You can rest the brakes on a few sections before plunging down to the valley, but the steeper parts are not particularly technical. This descent alternates between Alpine pasture and forest. Besides...
    Despite the name (which means "Art of the Saddle"), you won't be sitting much on this trail. You'll need to stand and find the right saddle contact for the fabulous descent. From Mont Cenis Pass or the Val Cenis lifts, you'll ride across the mountain on a singletrack balcony path for about 6 km. You can rest the brakes on a few sections before plunging down to the valley, but the steeper parts are not particularly technical. This descent alternates between Alpine pasture and forest. Besides some lovely paths it offers a bird's-eye view over the valley. So why the name "Art de la Selle"? This is in fact a play on words, as the itinerary takes you close to the hamlet of Arcelle.
    Departs from: Mont Cenis Pass or Val Cenis Lanslevillard.
  • The official start is at the Col du Mont Cenis

    However, a departure is possible from the Val Cenis ski lifts in summer (July and August):
    - Lanslevillard : this option saves you a 3.8 km crossing on the piste.
    - Termignon : you will have to cross on a track of about 6 km; this adds 150 of D+ and 160 of D-.

    During the summer season, you can take the S53 bus (Modane - Bonneval/Arc) to get to the ski lift departures, stop "Télécabine du Vieux Moulin" for the departure from Lanslevillard and stop "Maison de la Vanoise / Mairie" for Termignon. Bus equipped with a bicycle trailer every day except Saturday.
  • Plain text period
    From 15/06 to 01/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
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