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Welcome in Haute Tarentaise

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Crossed by the Route des Grandes Alpes, the Haute Tarentaise is home to some stunning unspoilt countryside for cyclists, with some legendary cols and magnificent panoramas.
The villages and towns in the area, Les Chapelles, Bourg Saint Maurice, Séez, Montvalezan-La Rosière, Sainte Foy Taren­taise, Villaroger, Tignes and Val d'Isère, have installed an innovative timing System for cyclists who come to climb to the cols and resorts from the valley.
And this year the Tourist Offices are offering family-friendly cycling routes that make it easier to explore the mountains by bike.
Happy biking !
Download the map of cycling routes in Haute-Tarentaise

Time yourself


Put your cycling endurance to the test on the climbs to the cols and resorts of the Haute Tarentaise with the Tîmtoo timing system.
Your time will be published online on the Savoie Mont Blanc website at www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/chrono <http://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/chrono>.
The Timtoo timing system enables you to pit yourself online against other cyclists on the same climbs and feature in the general classification.


The cycling routes
From Bourg Saint-Maurice, timing may be done on the following climbs :
  • Cormet de Roselend
  • Col du Petit Saint-Bernard
  • Les Arcs (Arc 1800)
  • Col de l'Iseran
  • Tignes

How does it work
This timing system uses a chip that you have to activate (by pressing it gentiy) as you pass a start terminal. When you arrive at the col or resort your time is recorded and published online on the Savoie Mont Blanc website. If you pass an intermediate terminal you can continue your climb to Tignes, Val d'Isère or the Col de l'Iseran; the system will start a second timer.

Where to hire your chip
In some Tourist Offices in the Haute Tarentaise: Bourg Saint Maurice-Les Arcs, Séez, Montvalezan-La Rosière, Sainte Foy Tarentaise, Tignes and Val d'Isère. You have to return your hired chip to the Tourist Office where you obtained it.

Prices
• Hire price for one day: €3.00 per chip; you will also be required to pay a deposit.
• Purchase price : €26.50 per chip

Where to find the terminals
Bourg St Maurice : start in front of the car park at the SNCF railway station.
Les Arcs 1800 : finish at La Croisette car park
Cormet de Roselend : finish 300 m after the Col
Sainte Foy Tarentaise : start at the Post Office car park (La Poste)
Col du Petit St Bernard ; finish at the car park by the Infotmation Point
(Relais Infoimation Services) at the Hospice du Petit Saint Bernard
Val d'Isère : start and finish at the roundabout by the Tourist Office
Tignes : start and finish at the roundabout at the entrance.
Col du Petit Saint Bernard : finish at the car park by the Information Point
(Relais Information Services) at the Hospice du Petit Saint Bernard.
Col de l'Iseran : finish by the wooden information shelter.
La Rosière : finish near the Tourist Office in the resort centre.
Download the Chrono Timtoo flyer ...

Challenging routes


Climb to  Arc 1800




Climb to Tignes




Cormet de Roselend (Tarentaise side)




Petit Saint-Bernard (French side)




Iseran (Tarentaise side)

Other Routes


Le Versant du Soleil - 41 km loop - 850 meters height gain
Loop from Bourg Saint-Maurice : Vulmix, Les Chapelles, La Côte d'Aime, Aime, Mâcot, Landry, Bourg Saint-Maurice.

Detailed information ...




Les Balcons de Sainte Foy - 30 km loop - 716 meters height gain
This route is intended for sportsmen who want to ride away from the traffic and discover the patrimony of the valley.

Detailed information ...




Les Balcons de Tarentaise - 29 km loop - 300 meters height gain

Detailed information ...




Climb to Lac du Saut - 8 km from Tignes - 525 meters height gain

Detailed information ...


Climb of the Savonne - 7 km from Saint Foy Tarentaise - 638 meters height gain

Detailed information ...


Climb to La Plagne - 17 km from Aime - 1200 meters height gain

Detailed information ...


La Thuile de Sainte Foy Tarentaîse > Sainte Foy Resort - Around 4 km - 450 meters height gain
After the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, at the locality of La Thuile on the RN90 heading towards Val d'Isère, turn off following signs for Station de Sainte Foy Tarentaise. This winding 4km climb overlooks the Haute Tarentaise Valley with the village of Viclaire below.
At the finish there is a magnificent view of Mont Pourri (the mountainside opposite) and the resort of Sainte Foy Tarentaise with its traditional chalets.

Séez > Villaroger - Around 7 kms - 245 meters height gain
Corning out of Seez, follow signs for Val d'Isère for about 1.7 km and then turn right on to the D84B by the Youth Hostel.
Continue to climb to Villaroger for around 4.8 km on a steady, shady climb.

Family routes


Cycle path hetween Bourg Saint Maurice and Aime - 15 km - almost flat
The cycle path begins by the kayaking centre of Bourg Saint Maurice (access by car, road to Hauteville-Gondon, 1.3km from the railway station).
This trail along the River Isère is open only to cyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians.
Pleasant walk in summer due to the freshness of the Isère and the shadow of the trees.

Detailed information ...

Useful Information


Opening of the passes
Cormet de Roselend : mid-may / early november
Col du Petit Saint-Bernard : end of may / early november
Col de l'Iseran : mid june / early october

Always check opening dates and road conditions especially on www.savoie-route.com


Bicycle hire and repair

Bourg Saint Maurice
  • Revolver Tél. 04 57 37 20 08

La Rosière :

Val d'Isère



Tourist Offices
Bourg Saint Maurice-Les Arcs
105 Place de la Gare - 73 700 Bourg Saint Maurice
Tél. 04 79 07 12 57 www.lesarcs.com

Montvalezan-La Rosière
La Rosière - 73 700 Montvalezan Tél. 04 79 06 80 51 www.larosiere.net

Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Station - 73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tél. 04 79 06 95 19 www.saintefoy.net

Séez
25 Rue Célestin Freppaz - 73 700 Séez Tél. 04 79 41 00 15 www.otseez.com

Tignes
Maison de Tignes le Lac BP 51 - 73 320 Tignes Tél. 04 79 40 04 40 www.tignes.net

Val d'Isère
BP 228 - 73155 Val d'Isère Tél. 04 79 06 06 60 www.valdisere.com

Villaroger
Chef lieu - 73640 Villaroger Tél. 04 79 06 96 73 www.villaroger.fr

The “Cyclists Welcome” Charter

The Hôtel Arolla, as part of the “Cyclists Welcome” charter set up by the Maison de l’Intercommunalité de Haute-Tarentaise, undertakes to provide the following services to cyclists stopping at the hotel :
  •                 a locked bike room,
  •                 basic repair equipment (pump, inner tube repair patches, degreaser, etc.),
  •                 a laundry room,
  •                 a high-energy breakfast (with no supplement),
  •                 free internet access (Wi-Fi and network)
  •                 the provision of useful contacts and cycling documentation.


Send an email to webmaster@hotel-arolla.fr for any question or comment about this web site.Last update : Thursday, December 13, 2018