Morzine is home to some fantastic mountain roads, making it a road cycling paradise during summer months. Many of the cols feature in the Tour de France, so join the pros and venture uphill for some incredible mountain vistas.
Here are some of our favourites… (Our legs don’t always agree but the views are totally worth it!)
Col de Joux Plane – the 10.7km climb from Morzine is easier than from the Samoens side and offers some incredible views of Mont Blanc.
Route d’Avoriaz – You’ll likely lose count of the number of switchbacks on this climb but the views are worth it! Average gradient 6%, with 870m of climbing.
Col de la Ramaz – this is a punchy climb but offers exceptional panoramic views of the Mont Blanc range from the top.
Col de la Joux Verte – this climb is over 11% gradient in parts. Helpfully, it’s a gentle start and the trickiest part is done and dusted halfway through the climb, so you can happily keep the legs spinning to reach the top.
Col du Corbier – at 6km in length and with an average gradient of 8.6%, this climb offers superb views over the Vallee D’Aulps and the Vallee d’Abondance when you reach the top!
Col l’Encrenaz – Climbing up past the pretty hamlet of Cote d’Arbroz, this climb is short but steep!
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