Col de La Joux Verte

This legendary col has featured in the Tour de France seven times. It is a delightful, fairly quiet climb consisting of steeper sections between long false flats. The gradient ramps up between Ardent and Lindarets, a mountain village where it is not unusual to find herds of goats casually wandering in the road! The final section of the climb is more regular, zigzagging up to the Col de La Joux verte and offering spectacular views of Lake Montriond and the Vallee d'Aulps.