Super Alpine

Col de Champex

Valais

Leaving the E21 at Orsières, climb up to Champex Lac is on a narrow single carriageway with hairpin bends on some steep sections. Suitable for smaller cars and motorcycles, it adds about an hour to the tour if you are stopping at the lake.

The village lies at 1,470 metres, on the shores of Lac de Champex, and is the starting point for many hikes and a small ski resort in winter. It is a picturesque village surrounded by forest and mountains, and a busy stop on the Tour du Mont Blanc and the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in the summer.

Champex
Arriving at Champex
Location
46°04’08.8”N, 6°56’18.0”E
Orsières > Valettes
Distance (km) 21.7
Altitude (m) 1490
Start Altitude (m) 987
End Altitude (m) 613
Minimum Altitude (m) 609
Maximum Altitude (m) 1490
Ascent (m) 609
Descent (m) 895

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