Cyclotour: Arvier – Usellières (Valgrisenche)

Arvier, Arvier, Valgrisenche

  • Best period:
    May - September
  • Departure:
    Arvier (Piazza IV Novembre)
  • Arrival:
    Usellières (End of road, municipality of Valgrisenche)
  • Difference in level:
    1010 m
  • length:
    22,6 Km
  • Ascent:

Arvier lies in a small hollow surrounded by vineyards. In the centre of the village stands the Parish Church with its Museum of Sacred Art, the Romanesque bell-tower and La Mothe Castle, built towards the end of the 13th century. From the hamlet of Leverogne you gain access to the Valgrisenche, and climb up a series of steep hairpin bends around a peak, on top of which stands the small sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Rochefort and in the background you can see the magnificent Château Blanc glacier. Valgrisenche is surrounded by a number of peaks and glaciers. The valley is dominated by the Rutor glacier and the upper part is blocked by the Beauregard dam reservoir. The village of Valgrisenche huddles around the 19th century Parish Church of San Grato and its Mediaeval bell-tower.

Places you go through on the route:
- Arvier (745 m)
- La Ravoire 2.6 km (940 m)
- Panaval junction 9.7 km (1,505 m)
- La Béthaz 12.7 km (1,610 m)
- Valgrisenche 14,4 km (1,675 m)
- Bonne 16.6 km (1,785 m)
- “Belvedere” panoramic point 19.7 km (1,950 m)
- Usellières 22.6 km (1,755 m)


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

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