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Cross-country: Plan d'Aval

Plan d'Aval - CCHMV

Great, beautiful cross-country course, don't forget that we are in the mountains, with beautiful technical trails, up and down.


The first ascent to the plateau des Arponts is partly on a pretty forest track, followed by a magnificent balcony single that takes you across the mountainside to the Plan sec refuge above the Plan d'Aval and Plan d'Amont lakes.
The descent from Plan d'Aval is via the Moulinator 1 and 2 enduros (the return of revenge!).
A certain level of fitness and a little technique are required on this large-scale course. Exceptional views over the mountains and the valley, and a guaranteed high-mountain atmosphere.
Located at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, the Plan d'Amont and Plan d'Aval dams (built between 1945 and 1956) contribute to the operation of the valley's power stations. These two lakes feed the Mont-Cenis lake, located on the other side of the valley.


  • Parking nearby
  • Mountain bike itinerary


  • In the forest
  • Lake view
  • In the mountains


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: Plan d'Aval
RD 83 - Plan de La Croix 73500 Aussois
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