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Paradise Col

Office de Tourisme, Saint-François-Longchamp
12.97 km Distance
1:30h-4:00h Duration
454 m Positive elevation
455 m Negative elevation
1913 m Max. altitude
Very hard Difficulty
Hard Electric bike difficulty



Like the riders of the Tour de France, take the road in the direction of the Col de la Madeleine and then turn right onto a carriage road. You will discover a pretty mountain farm producing the local cheese: Beaufort. Cross the ski slopes of the Grand Domaine ski area and take a small path on your right to start a beautiful descent towards the Col du Paradis. Here you are at the Col du Paradis at an altitude of 1665 m where you will have a magnificent view of the Aiguilles d'Arves and the Etendard glacier. Don't forget your cameras!

After arriving at the Col du Paradis, you will find yourself in the middle of the alpine pastures where you will certainly come face to face with a cow, turn right to continue descending. Follow the path that goes off to your right once again, to reach Saint François Longchamp 1650 m.

Points of interest :

Alpine farm and Beaufort cheese production
Panoramic view of the resort of Saint François Longchamp
Traverse des Alpages
View on the Aiguilles d'Arves and the Etendard glacier

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