Wednesday 20 January 2021

Mont‑Cenis Lake ‑ Val Cenis

Stage 10B
© Ingrid Pauwels

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc ‑ Mont‑Cenis lake ‑ Val Cenis

17th edition

Since its first edition in January 2005, the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc has been the annual event for sled dogs in Europe. It is the most demanding stage race in the world in a unique alpine setting, and now a benchmark for mid-distance.

It is also one of the great winter highlights in the heart of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, which, as holidaymakers and residents alike, moves crowds!

11,400 m of positive altitude difference


300 km

The competition takes place over 12 days, from 9 to 20 January 2021, covering 400 km with an average of 32 km per day, 11 400 m of positive altitude difference, 1 mass start and 10 time trial stages.

This year, it brings together more than 65 international mushers and their 550 top-level dog athletes in the superb landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc.
Every year, more than 50,000 spectators enjoy a unique experience, in the heart of the 20 resorts, towns and villages of Savoie and Haute-Savoie dressed in festive clothes for the occasion, by attending La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc.

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is a real adventure with a great A, which promotes a certain vision of sport, nature and respect for the environment.

Wednesday 20 January

Stage 10B

Mont-Cenis lake – Val-Cenis – 34 km

Last stage of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc and last stage of the Trophée 4 presented by EDF

Departure / Arrival point : Polar base – Col du Mont-Cenis – Access by the chairlift of the Ramasse (exceptional opening at 8am for pedestrians only)
Loop at the Col du Mont Cenis
Arrival at the Polar Base – Val Cenis

Place of final and grouped arrival: Snow front Val Cenis Lanslebourg
Animations Far North – Downtown
Animations on the arrival area
Final arrival
Prize giving at Val Cenis Lanslebourg – Snow Front

Places of passage of the race :
Descent of the mushers from the Polar Base to Val Cenis Lanslebourg via the green piste of the Escargot.