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The words “gorge” and “gorgeous” both apparently derive from the same old French word “gorgias”…
Le Semnoz is the huge massif on the west side of Lake Annecy. It is the highest paved cycling climb in the region. I prefer the quieter south side. Map, photos, profile, etc.
Another of my favourite late-winter alpine cycling climbs. With the added bonus of cross-country skiing at the summit.
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:
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.