A challenging but beautiful mountain bike climb to Col du Joly with great views of Mont Blanc.
Le Cycle magazine calls Mont Colombis one of the most difficult climbs greater than 10 kilometres in France. It is in the same league of difficulty as Grand Colombier, Relais du Mont du Chat, and Col du Granon.
Two beautiful, quiet cycling climbs in the Hautes Alpes. I’ll need to return when there is less fog so I can enjoy the famous views from Notre Dame de la Salette. Map, photos, etc.
A super fun 20 kilometre cycling climb to Lac de Mauvoisin. Then 14 kilometres deeper into the Alps on a mountain bike. Map, photos, etc.
Cycling to the Glacier de Mont-de-Lans and Col du Jandri. The second highest road – paved or unpaved – in Europe. Map, photos, etc.
Cycling to 3131 metres and the summit of Mont Chaberton and its 19th century Fort. The highest I have ever been on a bike. Map, photos, etc.
Huge, car-free cycling climb through the Parco Naturale Gran Bosco to Col Blegier, joining the historic high altitude military road Strada dell’Assietta. Map, photos, etc.
Beautiful cycling climb via the lesser known 3rd, tougher route, to Cormet de Roselend: via the beautiful Col du Pré.
A fun hike & bike route. Cycling to Col de la Colombière and then hiking much higher to Lac de Peyre. Map, photos, etc.