OK, I admit it: I am obsessed with a hairpin.
Lac du Bourget and Surrounding Cycling Climbs
The Twenty Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
Cycling up to Pila: the ski station high above the city of Aosta. Map, photos, profile.
These are the last two climbs in the mountainous Stage 19 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Map, photos, climb profiles, trip report.
The Plateau de Chambaran is just to the south of the much higher, more savage Vercors Massif. This cycling loop managed 6 cols for the most part on super quiet roads.
I believe many cyclo-tourists do themselves a huge disservice by prioritising Alpe d’Huez above many far, far more interesting roads.
Deserted 13 km cycling climb on snow-lined route. The road to La Barillette was surprisingly cleared of snow. And closed to cars!
Cycling up to Col de Joux Plane and renting Cross Country Skis at the Summit. Map, photos, etc.