Gorges du Flumen


A beautiful loop through the Haut Juras – finishing with a superb climb through and above the Gorges du Flumen (map below).

The ride starts off easily enough along a typical Jura plateau, eventually reaching Col de la Croix de la Serra.

From here on the route is surrounded by huge cliffs and lovely country side.

The best is saved for last. From Saint-Claude, the climb through the gorgeous Gorges du Flumen – and above on a little road. It is almost 800 metres vertical climb. Hard work, but worth the effort.

Hairpins Col de la Croix de la Serra Katy & Eric Gorges du Flumens Gorges du Flumens


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  1. This ride looks very nice. I think that I’ll try it later this year.

    By the way, the heights for the two cols shown as xxx on your list are 702 metres for the col de Mallebranche and 714 metres for the col des Menuelles.

    Keep up the good work, Will. I enjoy reading your blog even though most of your outings are far too strenuous for me to consider. I have particularly liked your recent postings on the Dolomites.

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