CYCLING IN THE SAVOIE

SOME OF THE ROAD CYCLE ROUTES IN OUR AREA

OK, WE ARE IN THE MOUNTAINS, SO THERE’S OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF HILLS TO CLIMB AND DESCEND! HOWEVER, DON’T FORGET, WE DO HAVE SOME GREAT VALLEY AND LAKE RIDING, AS WELL AS EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKING!

THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR ALL LEVELS OF CYCLIST…WE'VE LSTED BELOW JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF THE CLASSIC LOCAL FAMOUS COLS (ALL OF WHICH CAN BE ADAPTED TO ABILITY LEVEL), AS WELL AS SOME OF OUR EASIER FAVOURITE RIDES IN THE AREA. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE AS WE’LL BE ADDING MORE OVER THE COMING MONTHS…

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COL DU PETIT SAINT BERNARD

Average Grade: 4.4%
Length: 31 km
Elevation Gain: 1373 m
Height top: 2188 m

Our comments: A steady climb with lots of variation on the classic route available.

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CORMET DE ROSELEND

Average Grade: 6%
Length: 20 km
Elevation Gain: 1154 m
Height top: 1967 m

Our comments: An absolutely stunning ride with amazing scenery. A firm favourite.

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COL DE L'ISERAN

Average Grade: 4.1%
Length: 48 km
Elevation Gain: 1955 m
Height top: 2770 m

Our comments: Austere, long & high. Don’t be fooled by the grade - the air is thin up top!

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COL DE LA MADELEINE

Average Grade: 6.3%
Length: 24 km
Elevation Gain: 1543 m
Height top: 1993 m

Our comments: A bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Great views at the top.

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BOURG - AIME CYCLE PATH

Length: 29 km
Elevation Gain: 300 m

Our comments: Great for families (including youngsters) or for a warm up to spin the legs before tackling the bigger climbs.

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VERSANT SOLEIL

Length: 35 km
Elevation Gain: 616 m

Our comments: Pretty views, lots of villages, great social ride. Plenty of variations to increase length/height.

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LES ARCS 1800

Length: 37 km
Elevation Gain: 1006 m

Our comments: A steady climb & cheeky ‘beast it up’ addition to the Versant Soleil route if desired.

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UGINE - ANNECY LOOP

Length: 75 km
Elevation Gain: 567 m

Our comments: Pretty & relatively flat ride around the lake, most of it car free. Stop for ice cream or lunch by the waterside. Great day out.