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Cycling itinerary:Col des Annes

The road leading to this pass is little-known to cyclists, yet offers a splendid balcony overlooking the Aravis mountain range. Once you've reached the Col des Annes, you're in the birthplace of the famous farmhouse Reblochon cheese.

Sport Cycling itinerary:Col des Annes Le Grand-Bornand


Departing from Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
Average length : 02h00
Total elevation gain : 800m
Vertical drop : 800m
Distance : 24km

This itinerary offers unique views of the Pointe Percée and the Aravis chain from the road and the small alpine hamlet of Col des Annes.

Route description:from the Grand-Bornand tourist office, take the D4 towards Vallée du Bouchet / Col des Annes. At the Chapel des Plans, turn left onto the Col des Annes road. Follow the road to the hamlet of Col des Annes.
At the col, turn around and follow the route in the opposite direction to Le Grand-Bornand.

Bike rentals:in the village center of Le Grand-Bornand, there are stores offering VAE and road bike rentals.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 800m
Altitude max : 1721m
Vertical drop : 800m

Difficult passages

The climb is tough, with sections at over 12%. Watch out for water spouts across the road on the descent below the Col des Annes.

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    Free access. Topo guide cyclo Annecy Mountains on sale at the Tourist Office 5€.


    Languages spoken : French

    The Annecy Mountains Cycling Guide is available from the Tourist Office:5€.
    It features 40 cyclosportive, cycle-touring and gravel routes between Lake Annecy and the Aravis mountains.
    Classic routes, secret routes, gravel routes to prepare your outing and discover the destination (relief, distance, points of interest, cycling tips, special tips...).

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 30/11/2024.


    21 route du Chinaillon BP 8 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
    Departing from : Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
    Latitude : 45.941784 - Longitude : 6.427491
    Information update on 06/05/2024 by Le Grand-Bornand Tourisme