La Resistance features two amazing routes that allow riders of all abilities to take on the gravel challenge and enjoy the amazing scenery of the Haute Savoie. The full La Resistance route has been designed for the experienced rider whilst La Petite gives you a taste of the big event and more time to party at La Guinguette!

Both La Resistance and La Petite routes feature the HC climb of Col de l’Arpettaz and the “HC Gravel” of Route de la Soif from which you will enjoy an uninterrupted panorama of Mont Blanc. La Petite turns left just before the ski station of La Clusaz to ascend the Cat 3 Col de la Croix Fry, while La Resistance continues on up to the Plateau des Glieres via a ferocious 6.8km, Cat 2 climb at an average gradient of over 10%.

La Resistance route will take participants to the National Monument to La Resistance on Plateau des Glieres. The routes converge just before La Resistance Museum and Necropolis with around 10km left to ride. All riders arrive back at the beach in Talloires, with the finish line in the middle of the festivities at La Guinguette. Your choice of route is completely open so you can change your mind on the day to suit the strength of your legs!

Gravel Detour – For those looking for more adventure, we’ve discovered some really fun gravel sections at the beginning of the ride. Due to their technical nature we recommend that only people on gravel or cyclocross bikes take on these extra sections. Those riding modified road bikes are recommended to stay on the main route. The turn-off for the gravel detour will be clearly marked so you won’t miss out on the fun!

La Resistance is not a race. It's not about the fastest time or the first across the line. It is a chance to challenge yourself, marvel at the beauty of nature and reflect on the sacrifices of others





Gravel detour

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La Resistance is not a race, but we have set up four segments on Strava so you can measure yourself against your fellow riders and check out more detailed stats on the key sections of the route.

Col de l’Arpettaz: 14.8km HC road climb, 1,165m elevation gain, 8% average gradient

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Route de la Soif: 14.3km HC mountain gravel road, 347m elevation gain

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Col des Glieres: 6.8km Cat 2 road climb, 660m elevation gain, 10% average gradient

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Testing Ten: 10km, 151m elevation gain, rolling hills

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