• Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 57 km
  • Time 14 h 17 min
  • Speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 584 m
  • Max. Alt. 1241 m
  • Alt. Gain 1317 m
  • Descent 1503 m

 

Start: Morzine, Haute Savoie, France

Starting in Morzine the ride takes you down the valley towards Le Biot. Before reaching Le Biot the ride turns off the D902, which can have moderate traffic, and the ascent towards Col du Corbier (1230m) begins. The climb is not very long but has reasonable average gradient (8%). As you climb past farmland and forest, views over the Vallee d'Aulps and the surrounding mountains can be seen. The col is a quiet ski station, Drouzin le Mont. The descent takes you through a series of hairpins and down into the Vallee d'Abondance. After passing farmland, the second ascent begins. A series of hairpins takes you up to the Col du Grand Taillet (1035m) and then descends through forest on quiet roads down to La Forclaz and Le Cruet. On reaching the D902 you have a long gentle climb back to Morzine.

At the Col du Grand Taillet there is an option to ride out and back to the Col du Trechauffe (1241m). Although this is not on the GPS file, it is worth the effort as you gain views over the Vallee d'Aulps and Lac Leman. When you think you have reached the col there is a slight descent which takes you to a small pinnacle that also gives you wonderful views over the Vallee d'Abondance. This little detour adds approximately 8 km onto your ride.

Morzine
10°
light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s SW
H 9 • L 8
16°
Sat
12°
Sun
15°
Mon
13°
Tue
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

ColsAltitude (m)
Col du Corbier1230
Col du Grand Taillet1035