Le col de la Colombière (Colombière pass)

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Col de la Colombière
Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
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Located at 1618 m altitude, open from June to October, it connects Le Grand-Bornand in the Arve valley. Starting point for many hikes, it is also a classic cycle route used many times by the Tour de France.
It is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes you must pause there for the panoramic view and maybe a glimpse of the ibex.
From 05/07 to 10/15. Colombière pass is now closed for winter season.
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Le col de la Colombière
Col de la Colombière
Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.992221
Longitude : 6.475668
In summer : pedestrian access, bicycle, vehicles
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