“Col de la Ramaz - Col de Colombier” is a scenic, twisty, difficult motorcycle ride through Geneva, Switzerland and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France.
JoeVie
JoeVie
July 2, 2012
This
159km
ride visits Genève, Chêne-Bougeries, Chêne-Bourg, Thônex, Gaillard, Annemasse and 9 other places.
Scenic
Twisty
Difficult
Low-enforcement
  • Genève

  • Chêne-Bougeries

    at 3km
  • Chêne-Bourg

    at 4km
  • Thônex

    at 4km
  • Entering Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

  • Gaillard

    at 5km
  • Annemasse

    at 8km
  • Vétraz-Monthoux

    at 11km
  • Viuz-en-Sallaz

    at 27km
  • Mieussy

    at 36km
  • After the village of Mieussy hook a left at the roundabout towards Messy

  • Sommand

    at 44km
  • Twisties up through the fields and forest, then views of a spectacular gorge, before Sommand

  • Col de la Ramaz

    at 48km
  • More spectacular landscape. Nothing trister than a ski resort in the summer. All boarded up.

  • D328 meets D902

    at 58km
  • Hook left towards Morzine and on to Thonon, or right towards Taninges

  • Taninges

    at 68km
  • Cluses

    at 76km
  • Ugly town, dont follow the 'Toutes Directions? sign, but the Chamonix 'Mt Blanc' through the town center, then right at the roundabout or indeed left to Chamonix

  • Exit Cluses

    at 79km
  • towards the Col de Colombier, a famous mountain climb of the Tour de France

  • Scionzier

    at 81km
  • Marnaz

    at 83km
  • Le Reposoir

    at 88km
  • Keep going up the Colombier or take the D119 back down to the valley, long sweeps over a high plateau followed by tight turns

  • Col de Colombier

    at 97km
  • Take a break enjoy the scenery.

  • Grand Bornand

    at 108km
  • Avoid the town in high season, too busy, tour coaches, etc. Pretty it is though

  • Options

    at 108km
  • Via La Clusaz down to Flumet and lots of other options or via Thones to Annecy, or the D12 via Entremont

  • Petit Bornand

    at 119km
  • For the adventurous go up to the Plateau des Glieres. Restaurant at the top, the road over the top is an unmade track for a couple of 100 m. Then the D55 to Thorens and teh D"

  • La Roche sur Foron

    at 136km
  • Reignier-Ésery

    at 144km
  • Entering Geneva, Switzerland

  • Veyrier

    at 155km
  • Geneva

    at 159km
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