A fairly ambitious route primarily on deserted forestry roads near Lake Annecy.
Browsing: French Alps
Now this is an interesting way to cycle Col de la Madeleine.
As an anniversary gift, Doreen offered me car support on the hors categorie climb of my choice.
I am not used to being here without skis on. But I was plotting this challenging route last winter while slaloming (!?) the slopes at Flaine ski station.
Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
My St-Etienne friends Philippe and Xavier were in the neighbourhood and invited me to join them on a superb but challenging loop. Every climb was steep – including the famous Col de Joux Plane.
French Magazine Le Cycle currently has a special edition out, listing what it calls the 50 most beautiful routes in France. Eric and I decided to try one of their more mountainous suggestions.
Col du Galibier – one of the highest and most famous climbs in France.