This route includes 5 Cols: Marais, Esserieux, Arpettaz, Aravis, and Croix Fry. But the highlight…
Trivia: Name a climb south of Annecy with virtually the same stats as Alpe d’Huez…
The Venice of the Alps. Here are my top 10 Cycling Climbs from beautiful Lake Annecy.
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.