One of the most pleasant high passes to climb. Thanks to the even gradient and the flat hairpins, the ascent never feels too strenuous, even though the summit is above 2000 m. Exceptional views of the glaciated summits of the Vanoise.
An amazing itinerary with a stunning view on Mont Blanc mountains.
bike path between Seez and Bourg Saint-Maurice
After following the River Isère through the Haute-Tarentaise, the road climbs through Val d'Isère to the pass. Kilometre posts and a timing system enable cyclists to time their ascent. Contact the tourist office for details.
1069 Points – Lac du Saut is set amidst magnificent countryside. The views of Lac du Chevril and all the summits of the Vanoise make this a particularly beautiful ride.
956 Points – The climb to La Savonne is a gem – 6.6 km at an average gradient of 10.7%! Your efforts will be rewarded by spectacular views of the north faces of some of the Vanoise’s highest peaks.
The circuit begins with the moderately easy switchbacks on the road to the Col du Petit-St-Bernard. It then traverses across the sunny side of the valley, opposite the resort of Les Arcs.
A well-graded road leads to the Col du Petit Saint Bernard, at over 2000 m. The climb is lined with kilometre markers and you can time your ascent.
The roads in and around La Rosière are perfect for cycling. Every summer, thousands of cyclists ride across the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass, located just a few kilometres outside of the resort. This mountain pass, at an altitude of 2,100m, is a much-favoured route into Italy and the Aosta Valley. The road up to La Rosière from Séez is also a fantastic climb. Follow the pink signs from Séez for a 15km uphill challenge! There is a timed race up the mountain every Friday in the summer season.
This page also shows all of the bicycle touring itineraries in the Haute-Tarentaise. There is so much to see and do, and all surrounded by superb mountain scenery!