I hadn’t seen Emmanuel in 2 years, and he knows the Cols of the region very well. My challenge was to find a climb from Annecy that he hadn’t cycled that would make him go “wow!” Success.
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.
If you like hairpins, this is the climb for you.
A fantastic climb on a small, very quiet road, winding up through alpine farms and a deciduous forest.