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.
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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.
Depending on the weather.
After 2 km on a shady road at a gradient of 8%, a 2-km descent provides a welcome respite before the upper section of the climb. Here, the gradient is very irregular and the open meadows offer almost no protection from the sun.
Easy itinerary to discover the heights of La Giettaz by electric bike.
From La Giettaz village centre, go to the hamlet of "Le Plan", between "Col des Aravis" and "Col du Jaillet". A travel through time and history of La Giettaz.
890 Points – After an initial section high above the Arly Gorge, the road through the resort of Crest Voland provides great views of the Aravis Mountains. The resort of Les Saisies hosted the cross-country skiing events at the 1992 Olympics.
From "La Giettaz", cross some villages of the Aravis.
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The climb to the Col des Aravis is strenuous but pleasant and the view of the Mont Blanc Massif from the pass is magnificent. To do a circuit, go over the Col de la Croix-Fry and the Col des Marais to Saint-Ferréol, and then follow the greenway to Ugine.
Depending on the weather.
A pleasant climb that includes two more-difficult sections after Notre Dame de Bellecombe and a short descent. The gradient changes almost constantly, making it very difficult to settle into a good rhythm.
5 nights’ accommodation as described above
2 dinners (drinks are not included)
Meeting with our local representative
Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
All tax and service charges
Not included :
Expenses of personal nature
Bicycle rentals. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike. This price includes the 20-euro drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Geneva.
Needless to say, it is an extraordinary trip that will take you from the shore of Lake Geneva to the world-famous alpine resort of Alpe d'Huez. In between, you'll climb some of France's most famous cols: Colombiere, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Telegraphe, Galibier, and Alpe d'Huez.