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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.
This is a tough, very fun, five col loop that requires a mountain bike to…