Col des Aravis - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Col des Aravis
Col des Aravis is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.487m above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The pass is traversed by the scenic Route des Grandes Alpes. Col des Aravis is the lowest pass in the Aravis mountain range. The road to the summit is a bit steep. One of the beautiful locations in this area and also a nice place which is blessed with natural beauty.
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14.2km from Col des Aravis
Les Saisies is a ski resort located in the Savoie départment of France. It is 30 km from Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. For those games, the resort hosted the biathlon and cross-country skiing events. The resort also has alpine skiing trails for use and forms part of the Espace Diamant skiing region. Les Saisies organized the 2014 European Company Sports Games.
14.73km from Col des Aravis
A summit of the Bornes massif which rises to 2,351 m above sea level. Its notoriety owes in part to its massive appearance and the 360º panoramic views of the French Alps and Lake Annecy. The climb on La Tournette provides an exciting hike and the summit is often crowded, particularly on autumn Sundays when the sky is clear.
19.28km from Col des Aravis
Mont-Blanc Tramway is a mountain railway with a unique view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix and the Dômes de Miage to reach the Bellevue Plateau and discover some beautiful walks, ideal for families. Also, mountaineers and hikers use the tramway because it stops provide the jumping-off points for many trails. The line is 12.4 km long and has a rail gauge of 1,000 mm. It gives a nice view of the natural beauty of this area.
21.67km from Col des Aravis
Les Carroz d'Arâches is a winter and summer tourist resort in the Haute-Savoie department, in the town of Arâches-la-Frasse . the resort defines itself as an "authentic village resort in the heart of the Alps". It is located 55 km from Chamonix and 40 km from Geneva on a large sunny plateau above the Arve valley and is part of the Grand Massif. This area offers access to 265 km of slopes, with the top of the ski area reaching 2,500 m. 80 ski lifts serve 135 slopes.
23.06km from Col des Aravis
The pristine Lac d’Annecy, one of the largest lakes in France, sits among snow-capped mountains and is known as the cleanest lake in Europe. Lake Annecy has options like paddleboarding, scuba diving, and catamaran and yacht rentals with the Annecy Sailing Regatta Society. When visiting in summer, there are plenty of sandy or grassy beaches dotted along the picturesque lake, and also you can have a swim in this crystal clear water.
Pont des Amours
25.99km from Col des Aravis
The Pont des Amours is a footbridge located on the shores of Lake Annecy at the entrance to the Vassé canal; its official name is “Passerelle du Jardin public” but the people of Annecy have renamed it “Pont des Amours” for a very long time. It connects the Pâquier to the Gardens of Europe where lovers used to go to find refuge and tranquility. This bridge remains today a very frequented passage in an absolutely romantic setting with magnificent views of the city, the canals, and the lake.
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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.