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Lake of Mont-Cenis
Kilometre markers
View on the Vanoise glaciers
Lake of Mont-Cenis
Lake of Mont-Cenis

29 - Lac du Mont-Cenis

Credit : Alexandre Gros / Maurienne Tourisme

The first part of the circuit crosses the south side of the valley, overlooking the Esseillon forts and the pine forests of Sardières, home to the famous Monolith. After Lanslebourg, a steep but steady climb leads to the beautiful panorama of Mont Cenis.
The climb from Lanslebourg runs through a shady larch forest to the open meadows of the Col du Mont-Cenis. It is worth continuing to the Mont-Cenis Pyramid, which houses a local history museum, and the adjoining Alpine Garden. This climb has kilometre markers betwin Lanslebourg and the Col du Mont-Cenis.

Road surface: Good
Traffic levels: Quite heavy
Drinking water:
- Lanslebourg Church
- Plan des Fontainettes at Mont-Cenis

83 km
max. 2088 m
min. 1053 m
1220 m
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

73500 Modane
Lat : 45.1936Lng : 6.65853
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3 years
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Chemin des Crueux Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis 73480 Val-Cenis
Lat : 45.285Lng : 6.89058
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Agence touristique départementale de la Savoie in 27/04/2015
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From 05/01 to 10/31.
Practicable except during snow period and depending on weather conditions. Please inquire in advance about the conditions at the Tourist Office.

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