Col du Télégraphe
Riding from the hotel, we warm up for 14km along the valley floor to the start of the Col du Télégraph in St Michel de Maurienne. It's a steady climb with an average gradient of 7.3% rising 850m over 11.8km. As ever there are great views from the top back down into Maurienne valley. We then drop down into the ski resort of Valloire for a mid - morning coffee stop.