The world's largest cycling area


La Maurienne

Summer home " The resort " La Maurienne, the world's largest cycling area

La Maurienne, the world's largest cycling area

The Maurienne valley in Savoie is a huge playground for cyclists. With 1,600 km of road and 11 legendary Tour de France passes, the Maurienne has become the world's largest cycling area in just a few years.

With a length of 180km, this playground is very popular with cyclosportifs, who attempt to tackle the many legendary Alpine passes in spring, including the Col du Glandon, Croix de Fer, Galibier, Madeleine, Lacets de Montvernier, montée de la Toussuire and Iseran. Every year, Tour de France teams come here to train on the many kilometers of road. 

The 3-star Camping du Col is located close to all of the Maurienne's legendary mountain passes:


Camping du Col has earned the Qualité Cyclo Maurienne label

Maurienne Tourisme has created the "Qualité Cyclo Maurienne" label to offer services tailored to the needs of cyclists (road, mountain and electrically-assisted bikes). The label is awarded to establishments that have volunteered to welcome cyclists.

You'll find: a locked bike room, a workshop stand and repair kit including a compressor, and a washing station.

Summer cyclosportive activities

Close to the Camping du Col, cyclosportifs will be able to brave the many passes and climbs on their bikes. Find out more below:

Mountain collection

It's a road ascent of several Maurienne road passes, with a validation stamp at the finish, and nearly €5,000 in prizes to be won!

  • 15 possible ascents
  • 15 dates to remember
  • A maximum of 15 stamps to collect.
  • 15 roads closed to cars
  • Nearly €5,000 in prizes to be won
  • No registration
  • Free challenge!

La Toussuire timed climb

Try to beat the record for the climb and pit your wits against our local champions: William Turnes (double French Master FFC champion) Lorna Bonnel, (double world ski mountaineering champion) and many others.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Bibs available from 8.30am on site.
Departure from Rond Point de l'Opinel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at 10am.
Finish in La Toussuire, in front of the Tourist Office.

The hen with the golden bicycle

La Poule au Vélo d'Or has come up with two challenging routes for you, the cyclist.
. What they have in common is the Col de l'Iseran, the highest road pass in the Alps, culminating at 2764m.

La Maurienne, a name that echoes in the heads of all lovers of wide-open spaces.
Would you like to get away from it all, get some height, breathe in the fresh air?
La Maurienne, with all its great passes, awaits you.
You're free to do these routes in timed or adventurous mode.

Cyclo summer diary

Below, you'll find all the cycling events near La Toussuire for this summer. For more details, click on each summer event


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Your next vacation...

Enjoy an ideal, sunny setting, facing the Aiguilles d'Arves, for your next stay at La Toussuire in Savoie's Maurienne valley.