An awe-inspiring road to Mont Revard
Mont Revard is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.562m (5,125ft) above the sea level, located in the Bauges Massif near Aix-les-Bains in Savoie, France. The pass is traversed by the D913 road.
The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s rarely too steep but climbs for over 20 kilometres and links the villages of Saint-Jean-d'Arvey and Pugny-Chatenod near Aix-les-Bains. The ski resort of Le Revard is situated on the northern edge of the pass.
The pass has been climbed several times in the Tour of France cycling race. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Chambery, the ascent is 25 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.267 meters. The average gradient is 5.1 %. And starting from Aix les Bains, the ascent is 21.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.277 meters. The average gradient is 6 %.