46-Croix Fry circuit

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Circuit n° 1
Car Park: Préfecture
This tour adds to the Tour de la Tournette an ascent to
La Clusaz and the beautiful descent of the Croix-Fry pass (1,477m), with its tightly winding descent to Manigod. This part can be done in the other direction for the more athletic.
Direction of travel : clockwise.
Landmarks and connections : Annecy-le-Vieux; Alex (separation with the Tour du Mont Veyrier n°2); Thônes (separation with the Tour de la Tournette n°3); St-Jean-de-Sixt (separation with the Tour du Bargy n°44 and the Tour des Glières n°45); La Clusaz (separation with the Traversée Aravis / Arly n°47).
Description : Did you enjoy the Tour de la Tournette? Then you will love the Croix-Fry circuit ! Indeed, to the charms of the first one (ith the not-to-be-missed break in the heart of Thônes) are added the passage by La Clusaz (second compulsory break!) with the majestic panoramic view on the Aravis chain and the beautiful south-western descent of the Croix-Fry pass. If you want a version more athelic of this tour, you can simply reverse the climb to the pass from Thônes, taking it counter-clockwise. Then things get more serious : 850m of ascent over 13km, including 7km above 7%, with 1km at 9.2 %.
We will remember that Laurent Jalabert and Lance Armstrong came out on top, in 1997 and 2004 respectively. To be done in the morning, before the sun gets too hot ! 
Opening day(s)

From 15 March to 30 October (every year)

Every day

  • Route :
    • Route 1270
    • Distance (km) 93
    • Elevation (m) 1270
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level black - very hard
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