The Wild Road to Cormet d'Arêches
Cormet d'Arêches is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.109m (6,919ft) above the sea level, located in Arêches-Beaufort, in Savoy, a region of France which comprises roughly the territory of the Western Alps situated between Lake Geneva in the north and Dauphiné in the south.
Starting from Beaufort, the ascent is 19.29 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.367 meters. And the average percentage is 7.1 %.
The road starts in good conditions at the centre of Beaufort at the turnoff to Areches. To reach the pass follow the signs to Lac de st Guerin and the Cormet. After the lake, split left and keep going up. Shortly after a small descent the road becomes unsealed and stoney. The Cormet d'Areches is very scenic and reaches higher than the Cormet de Roselend.
Pic: Yazoo Tavu