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29 - Lac du Mont-Cenis

in Modane
  • The first part of the circuit crosses the south side of the valley, overlooking the Esseillon forts and the pine forests of Sardières, home to the famous Monolith. After Lanslebourg, a steep but steady climb leads to the beautiful panorama of Mont Cenis.

  • The climb from Lanslebourg runs through a shady larch forest to the open meadows of the Col du Mont-Cenis. It is worth continuing to the Mont-Cenis Pyramid, which houses a local history museum, and the adjoining Alpine Garden. This climb has kilometre markers betwin Lanslebourg and the Col du Mont-Cenis.

    Road surface: Good
    Traffic levels: Quite heavy
    Drinking water:
    - Lanslebourg Church
    - Plan des Fontainettes at Mont-Cenis
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 31/10.
    Practicable except during snow period and depending on weather conditions. Please inquire in advance about the conditions at the Tourist Office.
  • Environment
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
    • Mountain view
    • In the mountains
    • Station district
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Lake 5 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Public toilets
    • Orientation board
    • Parking nearby
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