I may have a new hobby! Cycle up a famous mountain. Then rent cross-country skis at the summit, and explore some more.
A couple of truly beautiful Cols in the Swiss “Vaudoise” Alps. Col de la Croix will feature in next week’s Tour de Romandie.
Near Geneva many of the best Nordic Ski locations are at the top of interesting cycling climbs.
The high Alps passes won’t open for another 6 or 7 months (!) and the snow has now even arrived down low.
But winter doesn’t mean that one can’t continue to cycle uphill.
This is one of my favourite winter Alps cycling climbs.
Passo delle Stelvio (Stilfser Joch in German) is one of the most famous, beautiful, high, and fun cycling rides anywhere.
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.
I brought along a domestique to make a little video of today’s fantastic climb.
There is a currently a lot of snow around. So it’s either stay on ploughed roads or brave the powder.