Col De Perret

This low foothill pass east of Geneva connects the Vallee Verte with another parallel valley to the east. For me this was a great way to connect interesting villages, while the weather on the higher roads was too wet.

1.(550m,00.0km)START-END SOUTH ALT: jct D20-D902, south of Mijouet
2.(740m,07.5km)START-END SOUTH: Boge
3.(800m,10.5km)Villard
4.(963m,13.2km)Col Du Perret
5.(600m,20.5km)START-END NORTH: jct with D907, south of Viuz-En-Sallaz

Approaches

From North.
A short climb leaves D40 and the river Menoge behind. The road climbs between neat land boundaries. Fields make up regular geometric patterns between the forest, that is allowed to remain standing. On top is a village with various businesses and houses, scattered over the surrounding hills. Turnoffs on rougher paths at the top promise to lead higher.

From South. (described downwards). A gentle descent leads past a busy village or two. I'm not sure if you can see high peaks during the descent. In my case I saw clouds at every elevation. This side has a more uniform approach. It  leads into a large conglomeration of busy valley towns with all their traffic and businesses, taking advantage of the easy access in front of the "real mountains".

Dayride with this point as highest summit:

Col Du Perret , Col de Saxel : Annemasse > Saint Gergues > Route des Charaigniers > Col de Saxel > Saxel > Booge > Col Du Perret > Bogeve > back to starting point in Annemasse with detours: 38.9miles with 2900ft of climbing in 3:46hrs (Garmin etrex 30: 14.7.14)

the last day with different start and end points on this tour is on page: Mont Saleve northern summit

 




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