1 August 2020 - Pro Race
Presented by : CC Plaine de l'Ain & Pays de Gex Agglo
The Spectator's Guide
143 km (89 mi)
4 racing highlights
KM 32.5GPM - Col de Montgriffon (Cat. 2)
KM 56.5GPM - Col de Cuvillat (Cat. 3)
KM 95.5GPM - Côte de Giron (Cat. 2)
KM 121GPM - Col de Menthières (Cat. 2)
Lélex, in the heart of Monts-Jura
Lélex, a village of about 260 souls, nestled in the heart of the Valserine valley. Its location, in the Haut Jura Nature Park and at the foot of the Haute Chaine du Jura Nature Reserve makes it a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts.
Lélex is the ideal “base camp” for accessing the highest peaks of the Jura such as the Crêt de la Neige (1720m) or discovering the Valserine, the first river classified as a “wild river”.
At Bijoux, the golf course offers 9 holes of medium difficulty, its location in an intensely green landscape gives it a unique beauty.
In terms of heritage, the history of Lélex and the Valserine Valley is embodied by precious testimonies of local know-how, such as the museum of fine stones in Bijoux, or the cheese dairy in Chézery-Forens, one of the last four fruit farms to produce the tasty Bleu de Gex!
Life-size skiing in Mont Jura is also in Lélex, here it’s the guarantee of high quality skiing on easy or demanding slopes. The domain of LELEX-CROZET is dedicated to “Grand Ski”. Here the longest and steepest slopes (800m) of the entire Jura massif are developed with powder “spots” for free-riders. The organisers of the French Alpine and Telemark Skiing Championships have chosen the mythical Rhodos/Lelex runs for these great competitions.
Another major advantage: the pistes of Lélex-Crozet are 12 minutes by gondola lift from the Geneva basin.