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Ancien Castle de Pattacreuse – My Biking Problem

I’m nonetheless right here! I’ve been principally driving in the community or visiting within reach larger climbs that I’ve written about eternally (Joux Airplane, Croix Fry, Colombière, and many others). However thank-you for the entire type emails being concerned about me! 🙂

Here’s a new a laugh journey. An unpaved trip as much as Col du Mont Cenis and its lake then up upper to the Ancien Castle de Pattacreuse (2385m). I began in Lanslebourg precisely originally of the ten km paved climb to Mont Cenis, however right away jumped onto a excellent high quality unpaved street. It’s now and then reasonably steep, however very non violent and excellent biking. It’s the similar course that would result in Pas de Beccia (2717 metres) by means of Castle de l. a. Turra

However at kind of 2100 metres I’d flip left and in brief sign up for the paved street slightly below Col du Mont Cenis (2085 metres).


Simply after the col, I’d get off the primary street and head against Col du Petit Mont Cenis,however briefly get onto the gravel street that runs alongside the west aspect of Lac du Mont Cenis.

I’ve finished a number of massive rides to and excessive above Lac du Mont Cenis. Please see the ground of this put up for a map and hyperlink to the 3 paved routes and a number of really excellent excessive unpaved stuff.

Up till this level it have been a fairly large trip, however the true a laugh used to be about to start. Drawing near the some distance finish of the lake I grew to become up onto on previous army street in OK situation. Hairpins in every single place. Right here let me admit that I had made a mistake. The plan have been to trip to Castle Malamot, every other previous citadel however perched at over 2900 metres. I had made a incorrect flip however after I realised the mistake I used to be too extremely joyful with the perspectives to show round!


The previous citadel used to be constructed within the past due 1800’s. It’s perched at 2385 metres and principally ruins. I seemed round at a mountain climbing path past however didn’t see a cheap trade course to head upper or descend so I doubled backpedal the way in which I had climbed.

I explored additional south alongside the lake and located the path to Castle Malamot however frankly I used to be drained and determined it used to be an journey for every other day. 🙁

There used to be no mobile phone provider however I knew my spouse had parked close to the dam and had long past mountain climbing so I rode onto the dam and ran into her. So the course at the map simply has me finishing right here. For those who had to descend, I’d counsel warding off the busy paved east aspect of the lake if it’s summer time. My plan if I couldn’t in finding my spouse used to be to mainly double again the entire technique to the start.

At the dam

Extra Mont Cenis Rides

Please discuss with the object Lac du Mont Cenis: A Detailed Glance for a slightly of historical past and main points of the three paved routes (together with a lesser recognized great a laugh second means up from Italian aspect). Additionally a number of of my completely favorite super-high unpaved rides. The footage underneath are me looking to persuade you to click on the hyperlink. 🙂

View of Lac du Mont Cenis from Pas de l. a. Beccia
Col de l. a. Met
Mont-Froid at kind of 2800 metres



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