Col de lAravis

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distance 18.95 km
start height 620 m
end height 1486 m
highest point 1486 m
ascent 866 m
distance uphill 18.9 km
average ascent percentage 4.6 %
maximum ascent percentage 8.6 %

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Some might the start of the Col des Aravis in St-Jean-de- Sixt, others in La Clusaz. The profile here starts the climb more than 6 kilometes before these villages, in Thônes, making the total climb about 19 kilometers long. The first part, before reaching St-Jean is very irregular, but never too steep. The second part, between St Jean and La Clusaz is even easier, at 3% average. Real climbing only starts after La Clusaz. kilometer futher up, at Les Etages, you can take the Col de la Croix de Fry to the right. Keep left for about 3,5 more kilometers to the top of the Aravis. Surrounded by mountain tops to your left and right (it"s a passway...) and meadows, you take the 6 remaining hairpins. An enjoyable ride and never too hard.

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start point 6 Place de l'Hôtel de ville, 74230 Thônes, France
end point 7548 D909, 74220 La Clusaz, France
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  1. 00h 35m 00s by neo3191 on 7.10.2012

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neo3191 (French)

35 min
Temps effectué depuis Saint-Jean de Sixt après l'ascension du Col de la Colombière. Belle montée avec des pentes régulières ce qui en fait un col relativement roulant. Côté négatif : beaucoup de voitures lors de la période touristique

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