Col des Aravis, La Clusaz

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The Col des Aravis is a mountain pass in the French Alps that connects the towns of La Clusaz in Haute-Savoie with La Giettaz in Savoie. At 1486 m. it is the lowest pass in the Aravis Range of mountains.
The pass has been used 40 times in the Tour de France, most recently in 2016. In 1949 Gino Bartali was the first rider over the pass.
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  • Its a great drive from either side. I prefer south to north. Its all a bit cow bell and cow skins at the top with lots of don't park here signs. Just park, get a picture or two the move on Annecy is.....  more »
  • Cute little chapel, typical of the French alps. Very intimate, nice that it is always open (in my opinion) and anyone who needs it can put a card here.  more »
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  • Have a seat on the terrace north side of the road, take a deep breath and look at East: the Mont Blanc. Col des Aravis deserves a detour: out of the crowded town of La Clusaz, you can walk on easy paths to La Croix de Fer, have your lunch (recommended and fair in price) or a simple tea with a freshly baked crêpe. By the way, if you are a ski enthusiast, you’ll find at ease in La Clusaz: today, March 23, all slopes are open...
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