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Tour du Val d'Arly
Another way to explore the Val d'Arly... Culture and cycling combine on this family-friendly route exploring the Val d'Arly Mont-Blanc's treasures. Using an electric touring bike is an added bonus that will make this itnerary an unforgettable memory. Take care: the section from the Col des Aravis to Flumet is a mountain bike section with more technical segments. Be sensible in evaluating your level and take advice from your bike supplier.
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  • Duration 6h00
  • Distance 61.80 km
  • Period May - November
  • Starting point 6.465082 / 45.872155
  • Elevation of starting 1488 m
  • Point of arrival 6.465125 / 45.872037
  • Elevation of arrival 1487 m
  • Elevation min 751 m
  • Elevation Max 1712 m
  • Slope Slope 3134 m Slope 3135 m
Combine a cycle ride with a cultural visit! Come and explore the Val d'Arly's nooks and crannies, its hidden places where history is lit up by the autumnal sun. By combining electrical touring bikes with an exploration of Val d'Arly's hidden treasures, this itinerary is a one-off experience. If you follow the advice from your bike supplier, you will be able to manage your bike's battery life in order to go further and make the most of the route. You will enjoy the exhilaration of going uphill at 15km/hr but watch out, you shouldn't go faster than 7km/hr on average in order to enjoy the whole circuit.

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Points of interest

  • Saint Nicolas
    Saint Nicolas Saint Nicolas
    Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle is a village whose 420 residents are known as "Colatains". Made up of several hamlets, the village covers 2400 hectares at an altitude of between 750 and 2500 m. La géographie des lieux explique qu’on est compté jadis
    (6.501338 - 45.808994)
  • Passieu
    Passieu Passieu
    Passieu recalls the word "passage" meaning a little mountain pass.
    (6.484242 - 45.802881)
  • Flumet d'Aval
    Flumet d'Aval Flumet d'Aval
    The road that runs between Flumet d’Aval and Flumet follows the old path that existed between the two village, before the modern road was built at the end of the 19th century. It was called the "Imperial Road" in honour of Napoléon III.
    (6.482891 - 45.800785)
  • Le Seuthenay
    Le Seuthenay Le Seuthenay
    The Seuthenay chapel is located on an old path that runs between Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle and Flumet.
    (6.505331 - 45.817141)
  • La Landelière
    La Landelière La Landelière
    Fact: The name "Landelière" comes from the feminisation of the place name "Landelier". At the start of the 20th century, a slate quarry operated at the top of the hamlet. The slates were taken down to Flumet via a cable, au niveau de l’actu
    (6.507122 - 45.820531)
  • Charbonières
    Charbonières Charbonières
    The fortified house at Charbonnière, with its large main building, bread oven and grain store in the form of a round tower at the back having escaped the destruction of the "château"
    (6.508103 - 45.816394)
  • La Place du Château
    La Place du Château La Place du Château
    The Place du Château, at the heart of the old fortified village of Flumet, was where the parade ground and houses belonging to the nobility were originally situated. They no longer exist, but today the square provides a 360° view of the history of this ancient village, founded nearly 800 years ago.
    (6.513965 - 45.816820)
  • Eglise Saint Théodule
    Eglise Saint Théodule Eglise Saint Théodule
    The parish of Flumet is dedicated to St Théodule, bishop of Sion en Valais in the 4th century, the veneration of whom is widespread through Switzerland and northern Savoie. Legend has it that St Théodule tricked the Devil into carrying a bell, which allegedly had the power to ward off storms, from Rome as far as his
    (6.515767 - 45.819447)
  • Le Châtelet
    Le Châtelet Le Châtelet
    Breeding mules, by crossing a donkey with a mare, is one of Val d’Arly’s old traditions, as mules were extremely useful as beasts of burden for farming and for travelling around on the mountain paths.
    (6.520195 - 45.819830)
  • Pontets-Morettes
    Pontets-Morettes Pontets-Morettes
    The place known as "Pontets-Morettes" means "bridges over streams of dark brown water" (the adjective "morette" from the old French language of "oïl" means "dark brown" when describing water).
    (6.522096 - 45.822205)
  • Cooperative du Val d'Arly
    Cooperative du Val d'Arly Cooperative du Val d'Arly
    Val d'Arly's cooperative was established in 1969. This enabled farming to continue in the valley, helped by the AOC qualification of locally-produced Reblochon and Beaufort cheeses, both of which are made here. Today, the cooperative collects milk from 70 member-producers.
    (6.532030 - 45.821102)
  • La Frassette
    La Frassette La Frassette
    In order to live all year round in this hostile environment, especially through the winter, people have created a style of architecture appropriate for this mountain lifestyle and the practice of rearing cattle. La Frassette area offers some fine examples.
    (6.529447 - 45.819908)
  • Notre Dame de Bellecombe
    Notre Dame de Bellecombe Notre Dame de Bellecombe
    The area was originally called Sainte-Marie des Déserts, the word “Déserts” designating “fallowland”. Then the area was given its current name, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, originating from the words “belle” in the sense of “large” and “combe” meaning “valley”.
    (6.517887 - 45.808331)
  • Pont du Diable
    Pont du Diable Pont du Diable
    There is a 50 m bridge that facilitates the crossing of the Nant-Rouge gorges between Notre Dame de Bellecombe and the village of Crest-Voland.
    (6.523951 - 45.804597)
  • Eglise au centre du village
    Eglise au centre du village Eglise au centre du village
    The parish was founded in 1587 under the patronage of Our Lady of the Nativity and St Grat (guardian of the harvest). Before that time, Crest-Voland was a hamlet of Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle and people had to go to church on the opposite side of the mountain
    (6.504258 - 45.795370)
  • Paravy
    Paravy Paravy
    The place known as Paravis probably derives its name from the word “Paradis” indicating a place where the soil is good quality and easy to cultivate.
    (6.515436 - 45.797624)
  • Panorama du Tovat
    Panorama du Tovat Panorama du Tovat
    Panoramic view of the village of Crest-Voland, the Col des Aravis and Mont-Charvin
    (6.509902 - 45.794302)
  • Le moulin
    Le moulin Le moulin
    The Nant du Moulin is the natural border between the villages of Crest-Voland and Cohennoz. This mountain stream used to be called Nant Becq, Nant Lebet and then Nant du Moulin, because it has several water-powered buildings along its course, including two mills.
    (6.501290 - 45.786668)
  • Le Cernix
    Le Cernix Le Cernix
    Le Cernix belongs to Cohennoz, which is about 5 km away. Because of the distance, the inhabitants of Le Cernix went to school and church in Crest-Voland.
    (6.498282 - 45.783644)
  • Le Crest
    Le Crest Le Crest
    Le Cray, or Crest, denotes a rocky place. It is one of the main hamlets making up Crest-Voland.
    (6.500511 - 45.791790)
  • Les Gorges de l'Arly
    Les Gorges de l'Arly Les Gorges de l'Arly
    The Arly starts downstream from Megève and flows into the Isère downstream from Albertville. In the past this wild river was difficult to cross and regularly flooded at the bottom of the valley. Between Flumet and Ugine, a distance less than 15 km, the mountain torrent drops over 600 m in altitude through gorges carve
    (6.487297 - 45.793449)
  • Manant et ses ardoisières
    Manant et ses ardoisières Manant et ses ardoisières
    On the road between Flumet and La Giettaz , you will be able to see cavities carved out of the crumbly rock of the Arondin gorges. They are neither prehistoric caves or diamond mines, but instead slate quarries that were worked between 1900 and 1930.
    (6.508118 - 45.839833)
  • La Cascade du Dard
    La Cascade du Dard La Cascade du Dard
    Pretty waterfall situated between Flumet and La Giettaz, on the edge of the départementale road. Some people also call it the "Bridal Veil". Le Dard is the name of the mountain stream, its gentle flow suddenly stopped by a shale cliff.
    (6.500565 - 45.854552)
  • La Giettaz et son église
    La Giettaz et son église La Giettaz et son église
    La Giettaz signifies "alpage chalet". In 1307, it was known as "Via Agietarum" , which means "road of the chalets". The village is home to 448 residents (2009) distributed over an area of 3520 hectares at an altitude of between 1120 and 2652 m.
    (6.495492 - 45.862565)
  • Villa Jeanne d'Arc
    Villa Jeanne d'Arc Villa Jeanne d'Arc
    It was built in 1914 by the residents of the village in order to house the first holiday hotel on the climb up to the Col des Aravis.
    (6.494959 - 45.864467)
  • Lieu dit Crève Coeur
    Lieu dit Crève Coeur Lieu dit Crève Coeur
    As you climb further up the Col des Aravis you gradually see more and more of the surrounding peaks, dominated by the stunning face of Mont-Blanc. From this point you get a good view of La Giettaz’s territory, situated between the Col des Aravis and the Col du Jaillet, on a crossroads that has been used for over 2000
    (6.480266 - 45.871094)
  • Col des Aravis
    Col des Aravis Col des Aravis
    Alt : 1498 m. Mountain pass and means of access between Savoie and Haute Savoie. Magnificent view of Mont-Blanc. Alpages, footpaths, restaurants...The dip in the alpages in which the little chapel dedicated to Ste Anne sits
    (6.465085 - 45.872213)
  • Table d'orientation
    Table d'orientation Table d'orientation
    Amazing panoramic views over the Mont-Blanc range of mountains, you can locate each summit with the help of an orientation table.
    (6.471785 - 45.867390)
  • Plan Rebord
    Plan Rebord Plan Rebord
    In the summer, take the time to enjoy a snack at the Auberge du Plan Rebord and enjoy the unrestricted view of Mont-Blanc.
    (6.468404 - 45.856923)
  • Chalet du Curé
    Chalet du Curé Chalet du Curé
    The parish priest’s chalet is a building that recalls the influence of the clergy on the architecture of mountain chalets. It is a fine example of traditional roofing with its wooden tiles, known as “tavaillons”.
    (6.472522 - 45.850319)
  • Boegneuve
    Boegneuve Boegneuve
    The place known as Bogneuve, which means “new cowshed”, is an “alpage” or high mountain pasture typical of the Val d’Arly. For anyone who is not aware, “alpage” is grassland located at altitude where farmers take their animals to graze in the summer months.
    (6.463792 - 45.836886)
  • Chaucisse
    Chaucisse Chaucisse
    The hamlet of Chaucisse belongs to Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle, which is 6 km away. In the past, this meant a long walk in order to attend mass or go to school in the main village centre, especially in the winter. Chaucisse was therefore completely isolated.
    (6.485691 - 45.828079)

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