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
According to Wikipedia, Col des Aravis has appeared in the Tour de France 40 times as of 2019, 5 times since 2000:
Leader at the summit
Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
Jérôme Pineau (FRA)
Patrice Halgand (FRA)
Mario Aerts (BEL)
Marco Pantani (ITA)