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Setting out from last year’s finish line, the 2023 edition will begin in Megève, starting with a long descent that will lull you into a false sense of security.
Expect to experience rolling hills and lush green forest, soon followed by an ascent of the Col de Romme.
A 9.3 km climb with an average gradient of 8.7%, well-known for its quiet roads and beautiful views, topping out at 1297 m, it is the perfect introduction to the 7-day race.
Before you can catch your breath on the descent, you will find yourself climbing the Col de la Colombière, a regular in the Tour de France, and for a good reason. It is a winding alpine pass with great views, and this time a much more manageable 6% gradient over 11.8 km.
Before circling back to Megève, you will be tested with one final Col of the day; Col des Aravis. A steady 18.8km long with an average gradient of 4.7%, Col des Aravis has featured over 40 times on the Tour de France.
Read the full article at https://biketips.com/haute-route-alps-2023/.