Col des Aravis (south) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.7
FIETS
4.4 mi
DISTANCE
1,650 ft
GAINED
6.7 %
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Page Contributor(s): Bruce Hamilton, La Quinta, CA, USA; Stacy Topping, Tacoma, WA, USA; Charlie Thackeray, UK

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The Col des Aravis has been included in the Tour de France 42 times, first in 1911 and most recently in Stage 15 of the 2023 Tour. It is the 7th most included col in TDF history.

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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