Western Transalp: Rifugio Vittorio Sella to Ceresoulaz

Champorcher

Cogne

Day 5 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
60 km
Ascent
2.7 km
Descent
3.8 km
Low Point
476 m
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
23˚
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Western Transalp: Rifugio Vittorio Sella to Ceresoulaz Map

Description

Leaving Refugio Vittorio Sella, begin by descending down to the valley and the town of Lillaz, where you then start to climb up to Alpe Ponton. You will climb past Colle Pontonnet and Col di Fenis.

Following the mountain path parallel to the valley floor, continue on to Barche, Miseregne, and Chambave. You then begin to climb up to Saint-Denis and Petit-Bruson. After all that climbing, you then have a nice downhill finish, rolling into Cheresoulaz, the final stop for the day.

Sources https://www.mountainbike-magazin.de/touren/susa-zermatt/

https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/mountainbike-transalp/torino/westalpenroute-von-susa-nach-zermatt/1361724/#dmdtab=oax-tab3

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Road sections

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