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Cross-country: Les Barrages

Dams - CCHMV

Nice balcony trail, passage in the Vanoise National Park with view on the Plan d'Amont and Plan d'Aval lakes and finish with a playful descent, quite a nice program, isn't it?


A long, fairly regular climb, sometimes steep in short sections, on a track at the start, then fairly quickly on a single that climbs to 2250m. The rest of the way is a magnificent single on the mountainside, a must with a superb view over the valley and the Vanoise Massif, a real treat, before entering the valley that takes you above the dams. Take a break at the Plan Sec or Fournache refuges, the choice is yours. The descent begins by skirting the Plan d'Amont and Plan d'Aval lakes on a pleasant trail, before a playful single that plunges down to Aussois (Enduro Evita Carnéa). If you're in good condition, this is one of the most beautiful runs in the area.
Built between 1945 and 1956, these two reservoirs are part of the Haute-Maurienne hydroelectric complex, helping to fill the Mont-Cenis dam on the other side of the valley.


  • Parking nearby
  • Mountain bike itinerary


  • In the forest
  • Lake view
  • In the mountains
  • G.R. Itinerary within 1 km


Free access.

Opening period

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Additional opening

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions

  • Subject to snow conditions


The route starts at Aussois Plan de la Croix (exitAussois towards Sardières).
I'll get there by bus: line S52 - Le Centre stop (in summer, the bus is equipped with a bicycle trailer - ask about days and times).
By car: park in the Plan de la Croix parking lot.


Animals accepted : No

Cross-country: Les Barrages
RD 83 - Plan de la Croix 73500 Aussois
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