Col des Gets, a classic road trip in the Alps
Col des Gets is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.170m (3,838ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The pass is traversed by the scenic Route des Grandes Alpes.
Nestled in the French Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called D902 (Route des Grandes Alpes). The pass is 18.6 km (11.55km) long, running from Morzine, a ski resort to the commune of Taninges.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Morzine, the ascent is 7.4 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 277 meters and the average percentage is 3.74% with a maximum slope of 6.0%. And starting from Taninges, the ascent is 12 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 560 meters and the average percentage is 4.67% with a maximum slope of 9.6%.