Let's take the pont over the river Arly in Flumet as the starting place for the southside climb of the Col de l"Aravis. Warm yourself up during the first 1,5 kilomter, till after the tunnel and relax during the next 3 kilometers, along the Gorges de l"Arondine, in which you will gain 0 (zero) kilometers in height. Till you turn left over the river, and the climb really starts. Soon, you reach La Giettaz, after which you get a kilomter of 8%. The climb % goes up and down, so it might be difficult to find a good rythm. 1 km from the top, you get the hardest part, with 4 hairpins bringing you about 40 meter further up in a couple of hundred meters. But finish is close now and you can see the top in front of you, in between the meadows, with a stunning view of the Mont Blanc.
The Col des Aravis is situated in Rhone-Alpes
and belongs to the
Starting from Flumet,
the Col des Aravis ascent is 11.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 576 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col des Aravis.
Since 2005, the Col des Aravis will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2006 : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Morzine on 19/07/2006
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