Yes, I know a flat route.
Part of my 2010 challenge is to do at least one metric century a month. And my November legs needed a flat version for a change.
The little detours on the map, are me padding the distance to hit 100 kms!
For a relaxing, scenic ride, it’s hard to beat the cycling path from beautiful Annecy all the way to Albertville. It’s approximately 45 kms that – except for a short, quiet, stretch near Albertville – is car-free.
The first stretch runs along side Lake Annecy:
Much of the path follows an old train line – including an old tunnel:
In the summer, the first few kms from Annecy can be a little crowded with families and tourists. But it soon becomes quiet and lovely. This time of year? It’s not that crowded:
I must warn you though. If you ride this with me, I will spend the entire ride pointing into the mountains at all the great climbs nearby: