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A nice and rather easy circuit to discover the entrance of Maurienne valley away from main roads.
It is futile trying to work out which side of the Col de la Madeleine is the harder - both are equally difficult. However, the south side is much sunnier and the climb is broken by the section through the resort of St-François-Lon...
Given its southerly aspect and lack of shade, this climb is best started early on summer days. Kilometre posts have been installed for cyclists.
This varied circuit through the beautiful Vallée des Huiles and Val Gelon is particularly pleasant in summer, as a large part of it is very shady.
This pleasant and easy-to-follow circuit takes the famous Lacets de Montvernier.
This route along the valley floor allows you to uncover some of the unsuspected delights of the Maurienne, with its old, secluded villages, its impressive mountainsides and its quiet minor roads.
A very popular circuit with local cyclists, the Mauriennaise is an excellent way of exploring the countryside and villages of the Lower Maurienne Valley.
From Aiguebelle, follow the direction of Saint-Georges-des-Hurtières, then cross the village of Saint-Alban-des-Hurtières. After that, the hardest part of the ascent is coming to reach the Grand Cucheron pass
782 Points – This climb in the foothills of the Lauzière is a good training ride before tackling the Col de la Madeleine. View of the Maurienne Valley and Belledonne Mountains.