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Cycled up the Col du Pre from Beaufort (steep but not so long). Well worth the effort for the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Russell G
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Beautiful scenery - recommended

I had cycled from Areches, over the Col de Pre, and down to the lake. Then over the barrage and on... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Robert T
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Cycled up the Col du Pre from Beaufort (steep but not so long). Well worth the effort for the stunning views. In fact Beaufort is a great location for cycling with the Cormet de Roseland, Col du Jolly etc. The town is very nice with...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I had cycled from Areches, over the Col de Pre, and down to the lake. Then over the barrage and on to the Plan de la Lai. Took quite a few photographs, but, unfortunately, Boots managed to destroy the film, so all I have are...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2018

we went there it s a place to see , gorgeous and peacefull even in summer you see snow on top of mountains...

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We recently cycled up the Cormet de Roselend from Beaufort. Whether approaching from here or Bourg-St-Maurice it's 20km, but boy was it worth it. When you eventually reach the lake, it takes you breath away in terms of how wild and beautiful it is. Amazing...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I went here with my wife in late October, just before the snow came the following weekend. The drive from Albertville is about 50minutes, steep for the last 20minutes after Beaufort town, but well worth it. The whole dam (barrage) is a beautiful colour and...More

Thank MattFranX
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Others have sufficiently lauded the beauty of the setting and the excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, and biking. But the dam itself is also worth viewing. Because the dam is of an unusual length of about 800 meters, it was constructed in the rarely used...More

Thank Ingo S
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We've cycled up here 3 prior years but returned again starting from Areches to complete the loop over Col du Pré. We stopped for lunch at l'Etoile dès Neiges after riding up and back from the Cormet du Roselend to make it a perfect day....More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Drive up was lovely. Road was windy and steep but not narrow. Views over lake were great. Some parking but not a huge amount. Road got busy later in day.

Thank RThaya
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Worth diverting from the main road at the top of the Col de Meraillet, or pausing on your way to the Col du Pre.

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited Lac de Roselend as a day trip from Annecy, it was about 90 minutes each way and I was a bit nervous that it wouldn’t be worth it as I hadn’t heard too much about it. Well, let me tell you, it is...More

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