Le cycle magazine once called this possibly the most difficult climb in France. An exaggeration, but tough work!
Another couple of great – virtually car free – climbs in the Jura mountains.
And some friendly Chartreuse Monks
Doreen and I are spending the long weekend cycling in the beautiful Le Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors – famous for it’s savage gorges.
Philippe and I have ridden together twice now. Today, and once with light hail. We have agreed that our third time must include some sun.
A scenic and challenging loop around and over the Jura mountains from Geneva.
If you are a fan of cross-country skiing or seeing huskies pull a sleigh ….. Col de Cuvéry atop Plateau de Retord is the place to visit.
As luck would have it, I have a cycling friend in St Etienne (today’s Paris-Nice finish). Philippe kindly invited me to come see the stage with him after first exploring the very interesting hills of the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat by bike.
There is a currently a lot of snow around. So it’s either stay on ploughed roads or brave the powder.