Haute Maurienne: a land blessed by mother nature for all kinds of cycling. Keen mountain bikers, those looking for gentle off-road rides or lovers of alpine cols, you are sure to find what you’re looking for here!

Haute Maurienne Vanoise offers fantastic terrain for mountain biking and road cycling. Whether you ride from village to village along the Chemin du Petit Bonheur on a mountain bike, do the peaceful ride up to the Col du Mont-Cenis or the tougher climb up to the Col de l’Iseran on a road bike, whether it’s for a gentle family outing around the lake in the National Park… there really is something for everyone’s cycling tastes in Haute Maurienne Vanoise!


Accommodation for cyclists

Ethic Etapes CIS of Val Cenis is at the foot of Mont-Cenis, right in the middle of the Chemin du Petit Bonheur in the Haute Vallée and in an ideal location from which you ride east, west or south. It’s up to you!!

Sleep in rooms with 1 to 4 beds and re-fuel thanks to healthy meals including a nourishing breakfast buffet in the morning, a picnic lunch for cyclists out on longer rides and a hearty dinner with table service to reward you at the end of the day.


Bike rides in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Depending on whether you prefer off-road cycling or road cycling, unspoilt landscapes or popular destinations, you won’t be looking for the same route or type of bike!

There are pleasant routes in Haute Maurienne Vanoise for off-road cycling along the bottom of the valley on forest tracks or cycle paths. Road cycling in Haute Maurienne will take you to legendary cols such as the Col de l’Iseran and the Col du Mont-Cenis upstream, and the Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier downstream.

Extra services

Extra services for cyclists at CIS Ethic Étapes

Locked bike shed and a space for storing clothes and equipment.

Bike-washing area behind the main chalet.

Maps of “Haute Maurienne Vanoise by bike” to inspire you!

Weather forecasts displayed.

Optional extras:

  • Access to bike hire and repair shops
  • Bike reservation from a hire company
  • Specially planned meals to meet high-energy requirements
  • Early breakfast
  • Luggage transport


Other activitiesWant something else?

The CIS Ethic Etapes Val Cenis offers
multiple activities for all !