The Maurienne is:
By the very nature of its exceptional surroundings, Saint Jean de Maurienne was predestined to become the world's capital of uphill cycling®!
10 mountain passes are all accessible from Saint Jean de Maurienne, opening the gates for casual cyclists to also brave the legendary Tour de France upward climbs !
There are two 2** hotels and one 3*** hotel in Saint Jean de Maurienne. They are part of the « Accueil cyclo » which is a cycle-friendly accommodation charter. This charter was created by the Pays de Maurienne and signed by the tourist offices and the regional tourist agency, the "Agence Touristique Départementale". It guarantees facilities and services for cycling enthusiasts. There is a public camp ground in town providing camp sites and equipped trailers. The Grands Cols camp ground has a bicycle shed with tools and a safe bike park.
Cyclists will find several bicycle repair shops that also sell or rent bikes, several supermarkets, general practitioners, osteopaths and physiotherapists in Saint Jean de Maurienne.
Saint Jean de Maurienne's municipal swimming facility has 2 large pools of 25m (1 outdoor and 1 indoor) providing cyclists with a much needed haven after a hard day of cycling (open until 7h30pm in June, July and August).