There are about eleven kilometres between Le Châtelard and the Col de la Gueulaz at a height of 1,965m. Made famous by its dinosaur tracks, this pass located at Emosson Dam had the honour of hosting the Tour de France on July 20, 2016.
The village of Le Châtelard on the border with France is the starting point for the ascension of the Col de la Gueulaz. After several hundred metres on the route de la Forclaz, this itinerary takes a left towards Finhaut. As you are climbing, you discover impressive mountain scenery worthy of the great Alpine passes. Feel free to refuel in the village of Finhaut, as the last part of the climb that brings you to the Emosson Dam will require some muscle. The summit is located at the arrival location of a stage of the 2016 Tour de France, and the restaurant at the dam will replenish you while offering a view that will take your breath away!
Safety informationStrictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).
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Getting thereMotorway A9 to Martigny, then take the E27 Road to Martigny-Combe, where you take the road to the Forclaz Pass. Pass by Trient and arrive at Le Châtelard.
ParkingParking at the village of Le Châtelard.
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EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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