A tough start to the trip

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

1,139

m

964

m

13

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Les Houches via Col de Voza to Les Contamines Montjoie (Le Pontet).

Point to point 18km +1000m/-900m.

This option is for those who have logistical support and can transfer kit and support equipment/vehicles to Les Contamines.

The route passes over Col de Voza, before descending towards Bionnassay and Le Champel.

As the route passes from La Villette to La Gruvaz and La Chapelle there are 2 further short sharp climbs before the slow descent into Contamines.

This stage is graded RED because it is long, steep in places and there are 2 or 3 short technical sections.

Due to the length of the stage your logistics support team may also need to meet you with spare batteries.

Our team changed the Quadrix batteries at La Chapelle.