A challenging but beautiful mountain bike climb to Col du Joly with great views of Mont Blanc.
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Le Cycle magazine calls Mont Colombis one of the most difficult climbs greater than 10 kilometres in France. It is in the same league of difficulty as Grand Colombier, Relais du Mont du Chat, and Col du Granon.
Two beautiful, quiet cycling climbs in the Hautes Alpes. I’ll need to return when there is less fog so I can enjoy the famous views from Notre Dame de la Salette. Map, photos, etc.
Cycling to the Glacier de Mont-de-Lans and Col du Jandri. The second highest road – paved or unpaved – in Europe. Map, photos, etc.
Cycling to 3131 metres and the summit of Mont Chaberton and its 19th century Fort. The highest I have ever been on a bike. Map, photos, etc.
Beautiful cycling climb via the lesser known 3rd, tougher route, to Cormet de Roselend: via the beautiful Col du Pré.
A fun hike & bike route. Cycling to Col de la Colombière and then hiking much higher to Lac de Peyre. Map, photos, etc.
This is a superb, remote, challenging alternative mountain biking route to Plateau des Glières. Fun. Map, photos, etc.
A very steep, very scenic mountain bike ride high above Combloux ski station. Map, photos, etc.