Located on the prestigious Route des Grandes Alpes, Les Gets offers a complete package for all cycling lovers! Varied itineraries passing through the biggest mountain passes in an exceptional natural environment in the heart of the mountains …
The resort is recognised for the organisation of international mountain bike competitions and also hosted the Grand Depart of the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2016. The event that year was enriched by ‘La Montée du Chéry’, a time trial that was over 9% more difficult than the average. This is likely to become an unmissable for cyclists.
The « Accueil Vélo » label
Thanks to the Accueil Vélo label and Escale Vélo charter, Les Gets resort is equipped to welcome cycling enthusiasts in the best possible way: infrastructures for mountain biking, accommodations are listed and services adapted to cyclists (hire companies, repairers, road cycling courses, etc.).
Routes for all tastes
Les Gets road is a part of the Route des Grandes Alpes for long distance cyclists, but is also taken by those who attack the mythical passes from the Tour de France, which surround the village, such as the Joux Plane pass.
We have selected for you three routes that we particularly appreciate !
- Mythical mountain pass
The Joux Plane pass
The Joux Plane pass, tackled manytimes by Tour de France competitors, is one of the most difficult Alpine climbsin. The start is very hard, then the climb is difficult with a maximum average of 13% at the hamlet called «La Combe Emeru».
- To warm up
Excursion to the Arve Valley
The roads, which are wide and well surfaced, are far from difficult but by no means uninteresting. This is an ideal circuit to get into shape before tackling harder climbs nearby.
- Stunning views
Roc d’Enfer Tour
A route presenting no major difficulties that the «Morzine – Haut-Chablais cyclosportive» which takes places every June.
Portes du Soleil Cycling race
A race organised in collaboration with the Portes du Soleil, the event offers 4 varied courses ranging from 40 to 120 kilometres to allow everyone to surpass themselves and enjoy the area’s mythical roads and passes.
It is a family event and accessible, as it is also possible to compete using an electric bike and to choose whether or not to be timed.
Guide, instructor and cycle technician, Benoit makes you discover his passion for mountain biking.