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.
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.
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.
Discover a different side of Val d'Arly...culture and cycling combine during this family-friendly itinerary that explores the treasures of Val d'Arly Mont-Blanc. Electric touring bikes offer an added bonus, sure to make this an unforgettable experience.
From "La Giettaz", cross some villages of the Aravis.
Easy itinerary to discover the heights of La Giettaz by electric bike.
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.
Created with experienced cyclists in mind, this tour takes in 3 of the most beautiful lakes in Europe: Lake Geneva, Lac d'Annecy and Lac du Bourget. Following the route of the Tour de France, you will discover stunning panoramic views and ride through typical Savoyard villages.
For cycling enthusiasts, you will discover the most beautiful cycling paths of Northern Alpes. This package includes 1 week in furnished accomodation/B&B/hotel + 5 cycling paths with assistance and supplies.
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.