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Albertville, base camp, an ideal departure point to explore the region, has been awarded the label "cycle touring city" and has undertaken to develop bicycle use with infrastructure to make the city more accessible to cyclists.

Spring of 2009 : the Albertville-Annecy bicycle route.

Albertville is the ideal starting point for numerous popular circuits through the region. Many tours for cyclists are offered departing from Albertville, following departmental routes.

3 Information points on the cycling circuits departing from Albertville.

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Who would have thought it would be possible to cycle up the Tarentaise valley from the Olympic city, always on minor roads and with so little climbing? Can be started from Aigueblanche.
73260 Aigueblanche
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1249 Points – Another demanding climb that features in the top 20 Challenges. After the resort of Crest-Voland, the route tackles the steep switchbacks below the Col des Saisies. The magnificent panorama from the summit takes in the whole of the northern Alps and Mont Blanc.
73200 Albertville
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Moûtiers

Bénétant

823 Points – This climb includes 4-km at a gradient of almost 12%, but the forest provides welcome shade and the switchbacks are short. Finishes at Bénétant, a tiny hamlet in an idyllic valley.
73600 Moûtiers
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This variant on the Olympic Valley route allows you to do a circuit at the cost of a small amount of climbing.
73260 Aigueblanche
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Albertville

7 - Balcons de l'Arly

A lovely little road overlooking the gorge takes you into the heart of the Val d'Arly and to the charming village-resorts of Crest-Voland and Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe.
73200 Albertville
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73200 Albertville
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Bourg-Saint-Maurice

10 - Traversée du Beaufortain

The traverse of the Beaufortain takes you over the Cormet de Roselend and down past Roselend reservoir to Beaufort and Albertville. SNCF summer rail offers, which give unlimited train travel throughout Savoie, greatly facilitate this type of A-to-B ride.
73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice
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This circuit takes you round the Combe de Savoie, past Miolans Castle where, in 1772, the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned for four months before he escaped. Open to visitors every day during the summer.
73200 Albertville
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Albertville

Grandes Alpes - Day 1

73200 Albertville
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Albertville

Ebaudiaz

1092 Points – A climb with 39 tight switchbacks. The view of the Combe de Savoie and the Bauges from the summit provides ample compensation for the very poor road surface, but take care on the descent.
73200 Albertville
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Albertville

Lieulever

804 Points – As surprising as it might seem, the hamlets that make up the village of Montsapey, dotted across the slopes of the Grand Arc, organise a major classical music festival every summer, "Les Arts Jaillissants", held in the first two weeks of July.
73200 Albertville
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