The completely deserted road to Col de Chaude

Col de Chaude (also known as Col de Chaudoz) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.600m (5,300ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, in the district of Aigle. For 11 out of the 13 km to the top, the road is well above 10% on average.

Col de Chaude/Col de Chaudoz

The climb to the Col de Chaude/Col de Chaudoz starts in Villeneuve, at an elevation of 357m above the sea level, at the tip of Lac Léman. The mountain road to the pass is very narrow, steep and completely deserted. The maximum ascent percentage is over the 15%. At the end of the road there’s a restaurant.

Starting from Villeneuve, the ascent is 12.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.243 meters. The average percentage is 9.7 %.