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Cormet de Roselend by way of Col du Pré – My Biking Problem

Cormet de Roselend by way of Col du Pré – My Biking Problem


Cormet de Roselend is without doubt one of the extra stunning climbs within the Alps. However be mindful, the most productive path isn’t by way of the primary Course des Grandes Alpes street that climbs the north and south aspects. As an alternative, take the third approach up by way of Col du Pré, just like the Critériun du Dauphiné will on June fifth.

Col du Pré is a difficult stunning climb with 26 hairpins and prime mountain perspectives in all instructions. And simply past the summit is without doubt one of the nice perspectives within the Alps down in opposition to Lac de Roselend. And highest of all? To get to Cormet de Roselend you should journey over the lac de Roselend dam! Rattling!

The climb to Col du Pré begins right away in Beaufort. Nevertheless it’s after the village of Arêches the place the entire hairpins start.

Lac de Roselend remains to be no longer fairly complete, so no longer fairly as stunning as in past due summer time. However the perspectives from Col du Pré are superb.

On the summit of Col du Pré is a great gravel street that leads a lot prime to Los angeles Passage de l. a. Charmette. See this outdated publish for main points of the south facet of Cormet de Roselend after which this gravel journey with towering perspectives of Lac de Roselend.

Unpaved street to Passage de l. a. Charmette – 2014

However again to the present journey: I had my drone and attempted to take a couple of other angles crossing the dam.

After the dam, the path rejoins the primary street at Col du Mérailet (1605m) and runs alongside the brink of the lake.

Los angeles Chapelle de Roselend:

The street then leaves the lake and heads upper.

There was once nonetheless an even quantity of snow alongside the final couple of kilometres, however the street is definitely cleared and high quality for street motorcycles.

Cormet is a neighborhood phrase for col. Above Arêches at the path to Col du Pré the street splits and one can head to some other lake/dam:
Lac de St Guérin – See right here for journey main points. And above this is Cormet d’Arêches at 2100m. I consider it’s nonetheless gravel above the lake, but it surely’s now totally paved at the a ways facet. See right here for a journey concept that is going a ways above Col d’Arêches to a few cols, one who overlooks Lac de Roselend. And notice right here for an outdated journey that reaches Cormet d’Arêches after visiting a number of prime gravel cols.

In spite of everything, as proven at the maps underneath, I descended the primary Course des Grandes Alpes street that is going at once to Beaufort. However there’s some kind of development that led to a detour that required some mountain climbing. Nevertheless it’s a scenic, quiet hair-pinned path. No longer a foul detour even if my legs had been drained.

What a really perfect day. I will be able to’t counsel this path sufficient. Woohoo!



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