• Distance Instructions
Label
  • Distance 30 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 1 km/h
  • Min altitude 448 m
  • Max. Alt. 1152 m
  • Alt. Gain 751 m
  • Descent 1043 m

 

Start: Doussard, Haute Savoie, France

This ride is described from Doussard on Lake Annecy. Doussard can easily be reached from Annecy as there is a great bike path along the lake - this is a relatively flat ride of approximately 20 kms with magnificent views over the sparkling lake. The ride starts on the D42 which is moderately busy though, there is an opportunity to move onto a bike path a few kilometers in. Just before reaching Talloires, you will be back on the road and following the Col de la Forclaz de Montmin signs. As you head out of Talloires the road kicks up and snakes through a couple of hairpin bends. The climb, once through the hairpins, is moderate and even flattens out but the last 3 kilometers are steep (>10%). The view over the lake is nothing short of spectacular, particularly on such a beautiful day as the photos illustrate. The descent down the south side was steep and before we knew it, we were back on flat terrain. The road back to Doussard is somewhat heavy with traffic and we did note a bike path that you could cross over to. This little loop from Doussard was approximately 30kms in length and 751m in elevation. Once back in Doussard, you can meander back along the lake to Annecy (or where ever you are staying).

Annecy
11°
broken clouds
humidity: 100%
wind: 1m/s W
H 11 • L 10
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ColsAltitude (m)
Col de la Forclaz de Montmin1150