Col de Bassachaux is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.778m (5,833ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Porteis du Soleil, in Haute-Savoie, a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.
The road to to the summit is totally paved. It’s called D228 A. Every summer a specifique cycle race "La Montée de Bassachaux'" is organized. At the summit there’s a refuge, called Refuge de L'auberge de Haute Bise, open from mid-June to mid-September.
To reach the summit, starting from La Chapelle d'Abondance, the ascent is 17 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 758 meters. The average percentage is 4.5 %.
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