Summer season

Cycle tourism in Savoie

Published on 18 May 2021

What better way to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in summer than by bike?

Whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a professional cyclist, the Savoyard panoramas will no longer hold any secrets for you. This is an activity that is still not widely practised in the mountains, but you may have had the opportunity to discover it on television over the years thanks to the beautiful images of the Tour de France in Savoie.

A real interlude during the summer, the mountains are good for you. With sunshine, fresh air, wide open spaces and a continuous impression of infinity, your holiday at altitude will allow you to disconnect from your daily routine and refocus on your body and mind's need to escape. Cycling will give you the opportunity to practice an outdoor sport activity while admiring the landscapes that go by in front of you.

Alone, with friends or with the family, from our establishments Montagnettes, there are several cycling routes for all levels of sportsmenand women.


From Val Thorens

- Val Thorens - Saint Martin: 20 km downhill valley run, return by free shuttle or ski lifts.
- Le plan de l'Eau : pleasant trail from hameau des Bruyères, suitable for the whole family.
- Tougnète - Saint Martin: 591m of negative altitude difference
- Mont de la Chambre - les Menuires: 9km descent
- Val Thorens - Mont de la Chambre: 10km ascent
- Circuit des 3 Vallées: 117km route
- La Masse - les Menuires: 10km descent
- Portette - Val Thorens: 67km

Mountain bike trail maps in Val Thorens :
- Mountain bike trail map - Val Thorens
- Mountain bike trail map - Vallée des Belleville

From Tignes

- Tignes - Le Saut : 11,8 km (354m D+, 586m D-)
- Tignes - La Gurraz - Tignes : 28,2 km (1034m D+, 1032m D-)
- Bourg Saint Maurice - Tignes : 30,9 km (1410m D+, 136m D-)
- Bourg Saint Maurice - Col de l'Iseran : 45,6 km (2143m D+, 272m D-)
- Tignes - La Savonne - Tignes: 49,9 km (1886m D+, 1881m D-)
- Bourg Saint Maurice - Villaroger - Col du Petit St Bernard: 56,9 km (1463m D+, 1467m D-)

Mountain bike trail maps in Val Thorens :
- Mountain bike trail map - Tignes

After the difficult periods experienced this year, reconnect with a feeling of freedom thanks to cycling, and make up for your lack of natural spaces in front of the majestic Savoyard mountains!
These routes are also accessible by electrically-assisted bicycle (VTTAE): a way to alternate physical effort and rest during your rides.



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