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6 - Cross-country - Red - Le Pont du Diable

in Aussois
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  • When you reach the Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge), remember to look well ahead, otherwise you're in for a thrill or two! It's no coincidence that this is a via ferrata site!

  • Your first descent is partly on a pleasant, if sometimes tricky, singletrack path which takes you to Devil's Bridge via the Esseillon Forts.
    This is the itinerary's lowest point. From here, you'll take the Chemin du Petit Bonheur up along the forest road as far as Bramans. You'll finish at Aussois after making an elevation gain of approximately 250 metres. While not particularly difficult, this itinerary requires a reasonably good level of fitness as well as a degree of technical skill on...
    Your first descent is partly on a pleasant, if sometimes tricky, singletrack path which takes you to Devil's Bridge via the Esseillon Forts.
    This is the itinerary's lowest point. From here, you'll take the Chemin du Petit Bonheur up along the forest road as far as Bramans. You'll finish at Aussois after making an elevation gain of approximately 250 metres. While not particularly difficult, this itinerary requires a reasonably good level of fitness as well as a degree of technical skill on the way down.
    The devil's bridge stands more than 100 metres above the Arc riverbed. Legend has it that the bridge-builder was having trouble and called upon the devil to help him meet the deadline. The devil agreed in exchange for the soul of whomever would cross the bridge first. But it was a poor bargain because the first soul to cross the bridge was... a mountain goat!
    Departs from: Marie-Thérèse Fort in Aussois, or Val Cenis Bramans
  • The start of the route is in Aussois La Croix (Aussois exit in the direction of Sardières), parking nearby.
    During the summer season, it is possible to take the bus line S52 (Modane - Aussois - Val Cenis) and get off at the stop "Le Centre"; bus equipped with a bicycle trailer every day except Saturday.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • In the forest
    • 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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