Col des Aravis

Thônes, France

The Col des Aravis is a col with a length of 16.5 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Thônes, RA, France. The average grade of this col is 4.8% with a maximum of 6.9%. The Col des Aravis ascents from 681 meter at the start, to 1.486 meter at the top, with a total of 805 ascending meters.

Profile

Col des Aravis Profile

Facts

Distance 16.5 km
Elevation gain 805 m
Average grade 4.8 %
Maximum grade 6.9 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 681 m
Maximum elevation 1486 m

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Description

The northwest slope, on its longest profile, starts at Thônes for 16.5 km of ascent but is reduced to 10.3 km if you start from Saint-Jean-de-Sixt (crossroads of the D909 from Thônes, the road from Entremont and the D4 from Grand-Bornand). Up to La Clusaz, this slope is rather rolling but frequented by car traffic. From the kilometre before Saint-Jean-de-Sixt to La Clusaz, there is even a slight decline, with slopes at 3-4% compared to portions at 5-6% before. After La Clusaz, the percentages increase slightly but the slope remains moderate if not an 8% portion after the junction of the road to the Col de la Croix Fry. The last few kilometres are marked by large bends across the mountain pastures. The last km is in false flat. Overall, this slope is rather rolling and regular.

- Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 4 (only the last 4.5km)
- Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 5