29 Sep. 2020
5 good reasons to stay in Cœur de Tarentaise
Live your passion behind the handlebars !
The region is home to a number of road biking, mountain biking and E-mountain biking itineraries.
With a varied terrain, stunning landscapes and a quality welcome that meets cyclists’ needs, get your fill of cycling in the best possible conditions!
To organize your outings :
Download the Cyclo Map
Ask about pass openings
Tear off down the Tour de France routes and climb the surrounding mountain passes: it’ll take some doing but what a great reward at the end! A bit of endurance, motivation and a good rhythm are what’s required to pull off this amazing challenge !
- Col de La Madeleine (1,993m),
- Col de L’Iseran (2,764m),
- Le Petit Saint-Bernard (2,188m),
- Le Cormet de Roseland (1,967m)
- Le Col de la Loze. It's the newest addition to Les 3 Vallées (2,304m). Reserved solely for cyclists (bikes and E-bikes), it will eventually connect the area’s valleys with the “Via 3 Vallées”.
It currently provides a link between Courchevel and Méribel and can be accessed from Moûtiers !
In Coeur de Tarentaise, a number of trails of varying difficulty have been adapted, maintained, made safe and signposted for mountain biking. Pedal pleasure guaranteed!VTT in the Belleville Valley
Discover our heritage along our E-mountain biking itineraries. It’s the perfect way to combine nature, culture and gastronomy by stopping off in a mountain refuge along the way. After the exertion, you’re in for a little amazement and relaxation! We’ll unveil one of our finest gems: the hamlet of La Sauce in theBelleville Valley, but there are so many more in Hautecour, Notre-Dame-du-Pré…Map
Setting off from Hautecour’s artificial lake, this lovely varied loop will take you fromHautecourtoMontgirod. Along the way: sweet and savoury gourmet treats, artistic curiosities on the Lez’arts open-air arttrail, pretty viewing points and Alpine pastures perfect for a little afternoon rest, points of archaeological and religious interest and an outdoor activities centre.
Vertical climb: 923m
Start: Hautecour artificial lake (“Le Breuil”)
Signage: La Faverge
In the Belleville Valley
Setting off from the hamlet of La Flachère, this is a relatively short circular route.
It will take you through the magnificent hamlets of Deux-Nants and La Sauce, two peaceful havens with a bucolic atmosphere, stone and wooden chalets surrounded by pretty flowers, streams and Alpine pastures in which Tarine and Abondance cows graze. Though relatively steep-sided, this circuit still offers pretty views of MontBlanc, Les Encombres Valley and the Cheval Noir summit (2,832m) when you get toPlan Lombardie.
Enjoy a well-earned sweet or savoury treat in the beautiful mountain refuge. Just 15 minutes from La Sauce, explore Les Combes mountain pasture where cheese is made and sold on site.
Vertical climb: 460m
Difficulty: Very easy
Start: La Flachère hamlet
Signage: Plan Lombardie
An easy, varied loop for getting started with E-bikingalongquiet roads and trails.
From the family resort of Notre-Dame-du-Pré, around every corner you’ll discover flower-filled Alpine pastures, La Chaille waterfall and pretty viewing points over the valley and surrounding summits.
Vertical climb: 390m
Difficulty: Very easy
Signage: La Boucle du Glaisy
Vélo Savoie Mont Blanc App
(available from the Apple store and Google Play)
● 325 routes in Pays de Savoie
● Practical information
● Signposted itineraries, cyclo-sports and road-biking circuits / cycle paths...
● Timers and performance tracking.
● “Bike” suitable accommodation and useful amenities.
Our ‘Accueil Vélo’ cyclists welcome service providers
The National ‘Service Providers’ label was established under the aegis of France VéloTourisme. It identifies accommodation providers, restaurateurs, tourist offices and sites of interest that offer services adapted to those travelling with bicycles.
The ‘Accueil Vélo’ cyclists welcome title guarantees:
–under 5km from a cyclable itinerary
–adapted equipment: secure bike shelters, repair kits...
–attentive welcome: information and useful advice (circuits, weather).
–services adapted to cyclists: luggage transfers, laundry washing and drying facilities, bike and accessory hire, bike cleaning…