Travel guide to the top of Col des Annes
Col des Annes is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.721m (5,646ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The road to the summit is totally paved. Winding through beautiful alpine pastures it is one of the highest paved roads in Haute Savoie. Expect a lot of gravel on the road. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.
The road to the summit is pretty steep. Starting from Le Grand Bornand, the ascent is 11.96 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 808 meters. The average percentage is 6.7 %. The last meters averages 15%. The road is nearly flat until a golf course (1055m), where one turns up a steep road to the pass.