Arpettaz’s Col

Arpettaz’s col is near Ugine, it is well known by cyclists or hikers. It is 1581 m high from there you can admire the Aravis mountains and Mont Blanc. There is also a Chalet/Refuge Restaurant there where you can enjoy a meal or a drink. or

In the summer, Arpettaz’s Col is a lovely place for hiking and pik niking.
Ugine is about 45 min drive from Annecy, to get to Arpettaz, follow Héry/Ugine, follow la route des montagnes, Mont-Dessus, Col de l’Arpettaz.
From Ugine, you can reach Megève, a famous ski resort, be aware that the road Val d Arly, there is narrow and often closed as stones are falling down so you might have to follow a deviation.


Nestled at the foot of the Aravis, close to the Natural Park of Bauges renowned for its exceptional landscapes, Ugine occupies a strategic position in the heart of the two Savoies.

Nearby Albertville Olympic site, and less than an hour from the Mont Blanc, Annecy Lake, Bourget or alpine resorts of Tarentaise, Ugine lives harmoniously between tradition and modernity. Under the gaze of Mont Charvin (2409 meters), several hamlets still live to the rhythm of an active farm life.

World capital of stainless steel and the European leader for Titanium and Zirconium, Ugine has preserved its heritage and develop their village around its church and its castle Crest – Cherel (XIII century) today Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.

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