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“Wonderful setting to view Mont Blanc at sunset”
Review of Col des Aravis

Col des Aravis
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in La Clusaz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We spent 3hours exploring Col des Aravis the Church of Sainte Anne is marvelous and the dairy cows walking across the road to be milked was quite novel. Watching the sunset on Mont Blanc as it changed color to a shade of pink was majestic. Experience of a lifetime.

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

A great Col, not the highest of Cols, but the views on both sides and from the top are great.

Shops n cafes at the top - walks from the top.

Watch out for the Gorges de L'Arly down to Ugine {on the the Annecy / Albertivlle road}. Closed in summer 2011 and closed again in summer 2015 .

Looks like it will be closed for a few months more ?

It was a Sunday through, saw other cyclist going through, so we did. Must have been closed for ages - no traffic - great - lots of un-cleared rock falls.

Then, towards the bottom of the gorges, a long section of road had been washed away by floods - Lots of earth moving / road building machinery - but nobody was working on a Sunday !

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Great environment, at the time we were there it was a bit chilly. Just take a sweater and jacket. Nice environment to go walking/hiking. There are some restaurants at the place where you can park your car. And from there you can walk uphill to some other restaurants or farms.

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

There are some supreme alpine passes in the area, including Col de L'Iseran (2770m), undoubtedly one of the very best, and Col du Mont Cenis (2083m) a close second, with faster, more open bends and a better road surface, not to mention much higher than Aravis at 1487m. That said, Col des Aravis is definitely worth a visit, the scenery is stunning and the summit has much more happening.

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Reviewed 21 January 2015

There is de better places to ski than Col des Aravis as I found the choice of slopes quite limited in comparaison to other resorts such as les 3 Vallees or Portes du Soleil.
Besides, on a poor snow season, you have little chance to ride on decent snow there as it is not so high

Thank Nico L
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