Col de Véry via Col de Basse Combe

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Col de Véry

Col de Véry

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A very nice three col loop above Megève.

Gravel begins above 1300 metres

Gravel begins above 1300 metres

Road up to Basse Combe

Looking back at road to Basse Combe

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From Col de Basse Combe the route continues higher along a ridge – with different ski stations on either side.

Nice ridge

Nice ridge

The route soon crosses another ridge and joins the road to Col de Véry (1960 metres). Usually this ride would include plenty of white high mountain views …. Mont Blanc is not far in the distance. Unfortunately it was a little cloudy today.

Dam in distance

Dam in distance

Col de Véry final kms. 1960 metres

Col de Véry final kms. 1960 metres

At Col de Véry it is only a couple of hundred metres to another pass: Col de la Croix de Pierre (see map).

Col de la Croix Pierre

Col de la Croix Pierre

I descended the other side of Véry following a trail eventually leading to another ridge, the Rochebrune section of Megève ski station.

For an alternate, longer way to descend Col de Véry see here

Pré Rosset

Pré Rosset

Finally I doubled backed a little and then descended a bumpy gravel road that becomes paved at roughly 1500 metres near the little airport. Then a quick paved descent back to Megève.

This is a super-scenic, super quiet, cow-filled loop.

Descent side of Col de Véry

Descent side of Col de Véry

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