Not the longest or toughest loop, but very scenic, bike friendly, and occasionally crazy steep. Plus the best view of Lake Annecy from a road bike:
Browsing: French Alps
A relatively challenging 80 kilometre loop including Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Aravis, Gorges de l’Arly, Annecy Bike Path, and Col du Marais.
A few days ago, I snuck in a final big climb before the snow arrived…
A truly beautiful mountain bike cycling climb to Col de Balme, surrounded by views of snowy peaks and a glacier or two. Map, photos, etc.
A tough but stunning, partly unpaved route to Col de la Madeleine via the amazing Lacets (hairpins) de Montvernier, and the challenging Col du Chaussy.
This is a tough, very fun, five col loop that requires a mountain bike to…
A perfect day, I decided to visit Col du Galibier one last time before it closes until next June – it should snow there tomorrow. Photos, profile, map
EDIT: Announced early July, sadly Col de la Ramaz has been eliminated from the Etape.…
Very challenging, super scenic, five col mountain bike loop up to Les Grandes Platières (2480m). With amazing views of Mont Blanc at the summit.
Cycling above 3000 metres. Super fun mountain bike ride to the top of an Alp above Val Thorens ski station.