Col de l'Arpettaz

Col de l'Arpettaz

Col de l'Arpettaz is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.581m (5,187ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The road to the summit is paved, but the surface is poor. If you like hairpins, this is the climb for you. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. It’s a fantastic climb on a small very quiet road, winding up through alpine farms and a deciduous forest. At the summit is a mountain hut called Refuge Auberge du Col de l'Arpettaz.

 

To reach the summit, starting from Ugine, the ascent is 16.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.161 meters. The average percentage is 7.1 %, but there are sections over the 11%. 

 

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