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Cross-country: Les Forts

Cross-country: Les Forts
Cross-country: Les Forts

Description

A bit of a physical challenge with the reward of visiting the Esseillon Forts.
A loop itinerary taking you down to the Arc riverbank on a singletrack path with a few steep sections. You'll then climb up to Aussois via the Esseillon Barrier, AKA the Esseillon Forts.
After following the River Arc on a pleasant track, things get a little trickier on a narrow path with a few steep sections. Rest assured, this is only for a short distance, before another, much gentler track takes you back to Aussois.
The Esseillon Barrier is a succession of five fortifications.
Built during the 19th century on a rocky sill closing off the upper Arc valley (Maurienne Valley) upstream from Modane, the purpose of these fortifications was to protect the Cisalpine area of the kingdom of Sardinia from French invasion. It comprises four forts and a redoubt which bear the names of their contemporaneous members of the House of Savoie. Two of them are listed historical monuments.

Departs from: Resort of Aussois

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Mountainbiking
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2h
Dist.
8.1 km
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Starting point

43 route des Barrages , 73500 Aussois
Lat : 45.224662Lng : 6.745927

Date and time

  • From 01/05/2024 to 01/11/2024
  • From 01/05/2025 to 01/11/2025

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Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise - 23/07/2024
www.cchautemaurienne.com
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From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾