Col de Saxel
South of Lake Geneva, a few low forested ridges separate the
plain next to the lake from the high alps. This road is the
lowest paved pass over this ridge. It's a pleasant forest
ride with little traffic.
START-END NORTH: jct D20-D903, west of Machilly
2.(943m,07.9km)TOP: Col de Saxel
3.(740m,12.9km)START-END SOUTH: Boege
4.(550m,20.0km)jct D20-D907, east of Les Tattes
From North. I took the first chance I got
to get off busy D903, and wrote up one of the many narrow
Chemins de "Forgot The Name". The profile, which is a
recorded track from my gps unit, follows that option also.
Several views of the lake appear along the short climb. The
adjacent hills are worn into subdued hills with barely a shape
to them. The glaciers did it, and the hills are called drumlins.
The town Saxel begins at the top
From South. It stretches at
least a km down this side. The road descends into a shallow
valley, and there are no views of distant high peaks. For that
you have to cross the next ridge to the east.
A Dayride with this pass as intermediate summit is on
page: Col Du Perret