Col de Pierre Carrée – Flaine

Cycling with the Skiers

Above: Cycling with the Skiers

Col de la Pierre Carrée

Hairpins - Col de Pierre Carrée

At 1844 metres, Col de Pierre Carrée — just above Flaine ski station — is the highest road I know in the area that is usually cleared all winter.

Apart from the first few kilometres, it is rarely that steep. But at more than 20 kms uphill, and ~1350 metres (~4400 feet) of ascent it’s still a huge and beautiful climb.

A picture postcard day:

Col de Pierre Caréé

Col de Pierre Carrée


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  1. Please be warned that winter cycling may have strange effects on your normal body functions. We went skiing there yesterday and …Will quit at 3pm because he felt it was TOO HOT. We are talking end of Feb at around 2000m here. 🙂

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