From the Vallée de la Clarée one can make two climbs.
The first leads from the junction of the road through the valley and the D1t
to the col de l'Ëchelle.
This one has only 179 elevation meters.
More interesting is the climb to Chalets de Laval from Névache.
Again, this is not a tough ascent
but it is well worth the effort because of
the splendid mountains and the narrow road with relatively little traffic.
Many cyclists have discovered this nice climb.
The ride starts at the junction just east of Névache.
Keep here right in the direction Haute Vallée.
The first slightly more than two kilometers are the hardest part of the ascent (5-9%).
The remaining seven kilometers, the road
mostly runs through a forest where the trees are far apart
so one can fully enjoy the beautiful mountains, the forest and the stream.
In addition, during some five kilometers the road hardly climbs up
and only in the final two and a half kilometers
some climb effort has to be made again (3-8%).
Unfortunately there were many horseflies on the day I cycled here.