Col des Aravis South Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.7
FIETS
4.4 mi
DISTANCE
1,643 ft
GAINED
6.7 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Bruce Hamilton, La Quinta, CA, USA; Stacy Topping, Tacoma, WA, USA; Charlie Thackeray, UK

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This 7.1 kilometer bike climb is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The average gradient is 6.7% and there is a total elevation gain of 501 m, finishing at 1,483 m.

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Cycling Col des Aravis

From the South:  7.1 kilometers gaining 501 meters at 6.7%.

From the North:  7.1 kilometers (same as south), gaining 411 meters at 5.7%

PJAMM’s Charlie Thackeray at the col.

 Col des Aravis is the  is the border between the French departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie and connects the ski resort of La Clusaz to the north with La Giettaz to the south. This pass offers exceptional views, particularly at the top with a view east to Mont Blanc.

 

Mont Blanc from Col des Aravis

Photo:  Slouchingtowardsthatcham.com

According to Wikipedia, Col des Aravis has appeared in the Tour de France 40 times as of 2019, 5 times since 2000:

Year

Stage

Category

Leader at the summit

2016

20

2

 Thomas De Gendt (BEL)

2010

9

2

 Jérôme Pineau (FRA)

2006

17

2

 Patrice Halgand (FRA)

2002

17

2

 Mario Aerts (BEL)

2000

16

2

 Marco Pantani (ITA)

Wikipedia - Col des Aravis