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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 October 31, 2018
Russell G
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 October 24, 2018
Robert T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ingo S
Reviewed September 17, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed September 26, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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