Grand Colombier Mountain PassAnglefort
Tél : 04 79 81 29 06
Structure de gestion : Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier
This tough cyclist challenge is now a prominent feature of the Tour de France. With a gradient of over 20% on its steepest slope, avid cyclists flock here from all over. But the summit sitting at 1,534m (5,033ft) also plays host to other sporting activities (hiking trails, GR9®) as well as attracting those simply wishing to admire the 3 great alpine lakes.
Lynxes, chamois, woodlarks, orchids, narcissus and globeflowers… Here you can expect to see a wide range of wildlife and vegetation in a natural setting now protected by the Sensitive Natural Areas classification (ENS in French). The site offers a 360° panoramic view of:
• Mont Blanc and the Alps,
• 3 alpine lakes: Lake Bourget, Lake Annecy and Lake Léman,
• the Rhone River.
You can visit the pass by car, along a road promising spectacular views from Culoz or Anglefort on the east side, or from Virieu-le-Petit.
On foot, over 100km of hiking trails lead up to the summit and continue along the ridge where the views are guaranteed to take your breath away!
All year round.
Free of charge.