Col de la Colombière
The Col de la Colombière (elevation 1613 m) is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Haute-Savoie in France. It connects Cluses in the Arve valley with Le Grand-Bornand in the Bourne valley. The road then leads further to Annecy or over Col des Aravis to the Arly valley and is situated between the Massif des Bornes to the north-west and the Chaîne des Aravis to the south-east.
The south side of the Col de la Colombière pass is a lot easier then its counterpart. The main reason for this is that when you start to climb in Le Grand Bornand, you”re already on 923 meters height. That only leaves you 690 height-metres up. Not much more than for a Vosges climb. A good training for the other side of the passway. Only the last kilometres may force you out of your saddle, with 7-9%.
Read more about the climb on ClimbByBike.com