© Tristan Shu
© Tristan Shu
© David Machet
© Tilby Vattard
© Tilby Vattard


A naturally preserved village resort

Massif des Aravis
Département et Région : Haute-Savoie and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (AURA)
Principal passes : Col de la Croix-Fry
Stage on Route des Grandes Alpes® : Le Grand-Bornand / Beaufort-sur-Doron and variant Le Grand-Bornand / Lescheraines
Étape sur Route des Grandes Alpes® gravel : Le Grand-Bornand / Flumet


Suggestions for cycling loops around Manigod

Our grands cols

Manigod is a paradise for cyclists who like to challenge themselves. After six passages of the Tour de France, come and ride in the footsteps of the best cyclists on the slopes of the mythical Col de la Croix Fry, 11.700km long and with a vertical drop of 842m. Defy the stopwatches, or take your time, here's a good challenge on this pass that winds between chalets and pastures in a manicured environment with strong agriculture.
It breaks down into 3 parts:
- From Thônes up to the village where the gradient is gentle to moderate, quite rolling.
- Above the village and for 3km this is the hardest part with a gradient at its maximum of 9.3%
- The last 3km with a gradient that aims to be gentler between 6 and 8%

col de la croix fry
C. Hudry

Events around cycling

A mountain bike event? The famous rando vtt gourmande on Thursday May 9, which is becoming a must in the Aravis, but also the Coupe Auvergne Rhône-Alpes de VTT

A road bike event?
Tous à vélo on June 23. New this year, all levels of riders will have the chance to explore the Manigod valley and discover its culture and heritage. Chapels, concerts, tasting of local produce... a fun, family-friendly ride proposed by the Manigod Tourist Office in collaboration with associations and locals.

Coming winter

Skiing! Related to the La Clusaz ski area, enjoy 125 km of pistes. The first 100 on opening day will have breakfast offered by the Tourist Office. Opening mid-December.

Largest night skiing area in Savoie Mont Blanc, enjoy the "Nocturnes by Manigod" with family, friends or afterwork, with 8 lit runs and 4 lifts.

SNordic skiing: the Beauregard Nordic ski area, allows you to discover this activity, with its 31.7 km, 8 runs and breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Aravis range.

Touring skiing! 3 marked itineraries.

Snowshoeing: 8 marked itineraries for all levels are on offer to get away alone or with others.
Do you know the paret? It was once used by children to get to school. The Tourist Office offers introductory courses and equipment on loan. Once trained, come and take part in the paret championship throughout the winter and challenge competitors reaching 90 km/h!"
The last flagship winter activity, the dog sled: seated in the sled, let yourself be guided by the musher!

Other events

  • Ultimate man Manigod : 4 & 5 May
  • Bornes to fly : 17 & 18 JuneRaconte moi les AravisNamass Pamouss : 28 & 29 JulyJeep festival : July 6 & 7
  • Fête nationale: July 14
  • Trail de l'aigle: August 21
  • La fête sous l'aiguille: August 11
  • Merveilleusement merdassier: September 22
  • Manigod trail challenge: October 7 & 8
trail à Manigod
Tilby Vattard


Tourist office and tourist information point in high season, 1 mini-market in the village "Saveurs et Terroir" and a "Sherpa" in the resort at the Col de Merdassier, free shuttles with bike doors, 17 restaurants, apartment and chalet rentals through our availability center on our website manigod.com, 2 real estate agencies, 4 hotels, 1 refuge, 1 lodge, 2 B&Bs, 1 vacation center and 1 tourist residence.., electric car recharging terminals in the village of Manigod, a repair kit with electric socket, pump, bike racks and guides are available at the Tourist Office.


The map

gravel manigod




  • What is the emblematic cheese of Manigod?
    The Manigodine of course!!
  • How many farms are there in the commune of Manigod?
    Precisely 19
  • At what altitude is the Col de la Croix Fry?
    1477 m.
  • Until what time can you ski in the Manigod ski area?
    20h, Savoie Mont Blanc's largest night skiing area!


Road access :

  • The Aravis massif is located 30 minutes from Annecy and its TGV station, as well as 1 hour from Geneva and its international airport.
  • In winter, the roads are well cleared of snow, but you'll need to bring special equipment, snow tires or snow chains when the snow falls.
  • Access via the A 0 named Autoroute Blanche, take exit N° 16 Bonneville, then direction La Clusaz, Stations des Aravis 20 km away
  • Access via the A 41, which links Grenoble to Geneva, take the Annecy Nord N°17 exit, then head in the direction of Thônes, Stations des Aravis 30 km away

Driving time:

  • From Annecy 30 min
  • From Chambery 1h
  • From Grenoble 1h30
  • From Geneva 1h30
  • From Lyon 2h10

Taxi n°1 Manigod - 06 75 04 83 40

By train
More and more people are embracing soft mobility. Coming on vacation to Manigod by train is now possible! A relevant alternative to reduce the overall impact of our travels thanks to Annecy SNCF Station located 30 km from Manigod.

Don't feel like driving? Don't wait any longer and book your tickets online: www.sncf.com >>> or book by phone on 08 92 35 35 35

Once you've arrived, just find the daily bus link to get to Manigod. Regular service Annecy Gare / Thônes.
Secure online booking and payment on www.altibus.com or at 0 820 320 368.

By bus
The Thônes - Merdassier shuttle is FREE and open to all.
The CCVT, the Aravis resorts and the AURA Region are joining forces to offer you free access to all buses!
Note that the shuttle takes bicycles.
To come to or go to Annecy take the 62-63 paying line: detail here


  • Annecy airport is 30 km from Manigod
    General information: +33 (0) 4 50 27 30 06
    Air France flight information: Tel. + 33 (0) 820 820 820
    --> Bus link airport / Annecy bus station
  • Lyon Saint Exupéry airport is 150 km from Manigod
    Flight info: Tel. + 33 (0) 826 800 826
    --> TGV connection Lyon St Exupéry / Annecy
    SNCF on 36 35
  • Geneva International Airport is 50 km from Manigod
    Flight information: Tel. +41 900 57 15 00
    General information: Tel. +41 717 71 11



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