The climb that got Miguel Indurain. The road to Les Arcs 2000, along with the climb to La Plagne are the big cols closest to our chalet in the Peisey Vallandry valley.
You can take in the full climb from Bourg Saint Maurice up to Arc 2000, which is a total length of 24k, or you can make it part of a smaller loop which brings you back to our chalet via Arc 1800. The average gradient of the full climb is deceptively low because of the flat section just after Arc 1800, but the majority of the uphill sections are around 6-8%.
If our guests are looking for a slightly easier or shorter day in the saddle, or want a taper day at the end of their trip we have a great loop from our chalet which includes Les Arcs and the climb from Landry to our chalet. It’s a very different challenge depending on which direction you take.
The climb is used in the Tour de France and is most famous for being the road where Miguel Indurain finally cracked in the 1996 Tour, ending his 5-year reign as Tour Champion.
From the upper slopes as you approach Arc 1950 you have a spectacular view over the valley to La Rosiére in the north and the Col du Petit Saint Bernard, the road to the Italian border.