At its core, this blog is about Col hunting. Generally on a bike, but occasionally on cross-country skis.
Archive for the ‘Climbs’ Category
Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.
If you want to cycle a loop around lake Annecy, here are a few tips:
Col de la Croix Fry features one of the most beautiful hairpins I know. A great winter Alps climb.
It’s winter in the Alps but it’s still possible to climb on a bike.
The other weekend Doreen and I went to Val d’Isère to cycle Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in Europe – and definitely one of the most beautiful.
We were in Val d’Isère for Sunday’s Col de l’Iseran “bike-only” day and I decided to spend Saturday exploring up high and off-the-beaten-track.
Steep, unpaved, very fun climb up to Col du Joly – and above.
A short video enjoying a beautiful day visiting Col du Galibier.
A third way up the legendary Col de Joux Plane – by mountain bike.