Fully - L'Erie Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Fully - L'Erie


A Top 100 World climb in Martigny District of southwestern Switzerland

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Partly Cloudy

15.5 mph WSW with gusts up to 15.5 mph

7% chance of light rainfall

3:47 PM (local)
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Wind Speed


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79° 63°


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76° 63°


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77° 62°


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75° 60°


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72° 60°


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73° 62°


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83° 69°

Climb Summary

Climb Summary


PJAMM will ride and document this climb in June, 2018.  We have confirmed with several Strava members who have ridden this climb that it can be done on a road bike:

Joakim Faiss Hello John, it's a unpaved gravel road and I would not recommend to ride it on a road bike. A gravel bike would be OK, but I used a mountain bike that day. Further up it's just a single trail up the mountain

This climb is situated in one of, if not The, greatest climbing areas in the world.  There are 6 Top 100 World Climbs within a 30 radius in the Martigny District of southeast Switzerland, just to the southeast of Lake Geneva.

Will, of the great website, (Cycling Challenge) writes of this climb:

“At approximately 1800 metres (marked on the map above) the road ends at L’Erie. There is a little parking lot and a hiking trail-head.

I realized I was still a long way from the lakes, but decided to continue on the hiking trail – see top photo. It is mainly ride-able but with the wet and some snow ….. and some vertiginous narrow ledges looking straight down to the valley far below … I walked much of the route.

But thoroughly enjoyed myself, as did my bike:

Suddenly, my bike sees something off to the left
After a few kilometres, at just over 2100 metres, I turned a corner and looked into a completely snow filled valley and caught site of Lac de Fully Inferieur below. There is a larger dam / lake higher up to the right, Lac de Fully Superieur, but there was too much snow to continue.

Lac de Fully inferieur is frozen
As best I can tell, there is no road up to these lakes, one stops a little below and then there is a small cable-car thing. I did see some huts being resupplied a several times by a helicopter.