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9 - Cross-country - Red - Le Grand Cerf

in Val-Cenis
Loop
  • The ascent requires leg power to constantly regain momentum, but you then get to enjoy descending one of the sector's most picturesque singletrack paths. This Haute Maurienne Vanoise cross-country trail has all the right features.

  • The trail takes you first over a succession of bumps to Sardières via Sollières and Termignon. From there you'll follow an exquisite singletrack balcony path from where you can enjoy the view of an authentic geological curiosity, the Sardières monolith. The return is mainly through a beautiful forest of mountain pines. There are 3 descent options to match your level of fitness and technique: 1 - a wide track that takes you to Bramans without too much technical difficulty. 2 - halfway down, a...
    The trail takes you first over a succession of bumps to Sardières via Sollières and Termignon. From there you'll follow an exquisite singletrack balcony path from where you can enjoy the view of an authentic geological curiosity, the Sardières monolith. The return is mainly through a beautiful forest of mountain pines. There are 3 descent options to match your level of fitness and technique: 1 - a wide track that takes you to Bramans without too much technical difficulty. 2 - halfway down, a techncial variant of level red with a succession of hairpin bends, some of which are pretty tight. 3 - the most adventurous among you can take the steep black variant at the start of the descent which joins up with the red variant further down. This beautifully varied trail makes great MTB terrain. Make the most of it!

    Departs from: Plan de la Crois, Val Cenis Bramans, Val Cenis Sardières, Val Cenis Sollières, or Val Cenis Termignon.
  • 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.
    It is possible to get off at the "Eglise" stop for a departure from Val Cenis Sardières via line S52, parking nearby.
    Possible to get off at the "Les Favières" stop for a departure from Val Cenis Sollières via line S52 or S53, parking nearby.
    Possible to get off at the "Les Glières" stop for a departure from Val Cenis Bramans via line S53, parking nearby.
    Possible to get off at the "Maison de la Vanoise / Mairie" stop for a departure from Val Cenis Termignon via line S53, parking nearby.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    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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