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Scenery worth suffering for on a bike

We recently cycled up the Cormet de Roselend from Beaufort. Whether approaching from here or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Owain L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Awesome scenery and place for a wander in warmer months

I went here with my wife in late October, just before the snow came the following weekend. The... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Roselend, 73270 Areches, Beaufort, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ncmc
Reviewed 27 June 2016

well worth the run. Great views with nice locations to pull in for stops, very suitable for motorcycles with roads free of traffic.

Thank ballyard-boy
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We rode our bikes to the dam around 7 in the morning - everyone in our group agreed that it was one of the more beautiful sites they had seen!

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Starting point of many walks, hikes and trail runs. As good in summer as for winter activities. À true wonder and corner of paradize. Only accessible by foot in the winter as the roads are covered by snow, giving the place even more peace.

Thank Hooper P P
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