Monday, 6 July 2015

Cycle climb of the day... Moutiers to Val Thorens

Val Thorens is located in the Tarentaise Valley in the commune of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville of the Savoie département. It is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude forming part of the 3 vallées linked ski area. The cycle up to Val Thorens is one of the longest and biggest climbs in France.
With several towns along the route – there is light but fast traffic on the first half of the route. After Saint-Martin it gets much quieter and the scenery ever more savage as you can see above.

Cycling Facts-
Average grade: 5.2 %
Length: 36 km
Height start: 479 m
Height top: 2340 m
Ascent: 1861 m


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