Col des Aravis North Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Col des Aravis North

France

All the cycling data and info you'll need to climb Col des Aravis North

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

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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)

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