The Maurienne Valley in Savoy, the longest Alpine Valley, stretches 120 kilometres between Italy and the High Alps. It is the home, between mythical passes and the Parc National de La Vanoise, to fabulous areas where it is possible to visit the mountains at your own pace all year round. In the summer, it is the favourite playground of mountain cyclists, and in the winter, it is a dream destination for all skiers.
The Maurienne Valley contains 7 great Alpine passes that offer spectacular views. Each of them has its own share of legends, sporting or historical, written over the kilometres of the classic mountain legs of the Tour de France: Col de l’Iseran (the highest in Europe), Col du Galibier (the best known), Col du Télégraphe, Col de la Croix de Fer (breathtaking view of the Aiguilles d’Arves), Col du Glandon, Col de la Madeleine (often part of the Tour de France), and Col du Grand Cucheron.
In the winter, the Maurienne Valley is a winter sports paradise with 1,600 kilometres of pistes for all levels. It has the advantage of being sunny and has adequate snow cover throughout the season. Renowned resorts and ski runs welcome young and old alike for sporting and fun holidays: Les Sybelles links 6 resorts across 300 kilometres of skiable slopes, La Toussuire, Orelle, Les Albiez, Les Karellis…
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and the Hotel du Nord are the place to stop over on the way to the surrounding ski resorts at just a few kilometres away.