A relatively challenging 80 kilometre loop including Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Aravis, Gorges de l’Arly, Annecy Bike Path, and Col du Marais.
The goal is to provide details of this great route, but also provide you some route planning idea/options. Each post will feature a map that shows the official route, but also includes an option or two that I believe improves the route. Map, photos, profiles, etc.
EDIT: Announced early July, sadly Col de la Ramaz has been eliminated from the Etape.…
Great cycling loop in the Aravis Alps. Map, profiles, and photos.
Mont Lachat (2050 metres) is the high point, with 360 degree views, of Le Grand…
Col de la Croix Fry features one of the most beautiful hairpins I know. A great winter Alps climb.
Sunday was car-free day @ Col des Aravis. Best part of the climb? The cheese tasting a kilometre from the col.
At Col des Aravis begins a terrific farm track all the way to Col de l’Arpettaz roughly 15 kms away. This was the highlight of the ride.