Col de Champex (Orsières) – Valais Vélo Tour
Discover the Champex pass from the village of Orsières and head for the magnificent Champex Lake and the pass which culminates at an altitude of 1,497 metres
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The first hectometres from Orsières Station are fairly flat until the hamlet of Somlaproz. Then turn right towards Champex-Lac. The village of Orsières disappears as the road climbs seven hairpin bends, first through meadows and then through a shadier section on the edge of the forest. Enjoy the view of the Val Ferret and the valley leading to the Grand St. Bernard Pass. After 7.4 km of steady climbing, you’ll reach the charming village of Champex-Lac, where a short respite awaits you, with a flat section through the village and along the pretty lake bordering the resort. The slope then picks up briefly to reach the Champex pass. In total, there is a 600-metre difference in altitude between the starting point and the summit, which reaches 1,497 metres.