I believe many cyclo-tourists do themselves a huge disservice by prioritising Alpe d’Huez above many far, far more interesting roads.
A winter bike ride up Le Semnoz, Annecy’ biggest cycling climb. Then Cross Country Skiing at the summit. Photos, map, etc.
The Ten Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in Switzerland. Maps, photos, profiles, etc.
Here are my ten favourite alpine Road Bike Climbs of 2014. Links to maps, photos, ride details.
My Favourite Mountain Bike cycling climbs in the Alps – maps, photos, route descriptions.
The Ten Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
Col de Crozet. Mountain Biking in the Jura Mountains. Map, photos, route description.
Great cycling loop in the Aravis Alps. Map, profiles, and photos.
Cycling to Valmeinier and then visiting Lac de Bissorte. Photos, map, route description.