The Col de Joux-Plane opened to soft mobility with Adopte 1 Col!

Cyclists, hikers, roller skiers and other non-motorised enthusiasts, the Adopt a Pass! event is for you. For one day, the road of a mythical pass in the Alps is closed to motorised traffic. A day under the sign of soft mobility.


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A major challenge against an emblematic pass


If you like climbing, this challenge is for you!


The Col de Joux-Plane is offered to you during an extraordinary morning, dedicated to soft mobility and closed to motorised vehicles. Adopte 1 Col! allows amateurs and enthusiasts of this mythical pass to measure themselves against an emblematic monument of this sport, crossed 11 times by the Tour de France and 3 times by the Critérium du Dauphiné.

An ascent synonymous with celebration and panorama

The ascent of the Joux-Plane pass is an opportunity to discover wonderful panoramic views thanks to the balcony overlooking the Giffre valley and the view of the Mont-Blanc massif. A climb as physical as it is magnificent, which will almost make you forget the difference in altitude!

This morning is a convivial moment, to be shared with family or friends, under the sign of good humour and relaxation where each participant climbs at his own pace. On arrival at the summit, the Joux Plane lake, musical entertainment and spectacular views await you.

What is the profile of the Joux-Plane pass?

Situated at 1690 metres, the Joux-Plane pass can be climbed from two sides:

From Samoëns, on the south side, it is an 11.65km climb at 8.5% that awaits you.
From Morzine, on the north side, a 10.7km climb at 6.6% awaits you.

Adopt a collar! in brief:

A mythical pass climbed by cycling legends
A sumptuous setting facing Mont Blanc
An ascent reserved for soft mobility
A unique moment of sharing and surpassing oneself

Vélo de route Samoëns

Foire aux questions

Are electric bikes allowed?
Electric bikes are allowed on this special morning, so that all enthusiasts can enjoy this unique moment.
How much does it cost to join Adopt-a-Collar?
Participation in Adopt-a-Coll! is free. Come in great numbers!
When will the next edition take place?
The next edition of Adopte 1 col! will take place on Sunday 21 July 2024 from 8am to 11.30am.
Is there a feeder on the course?
You will find a copious supply of food on arrival at the Col de Joux Plane.


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