A scenic, very quiet route – including a long stretch of trails – in the Bauges Alps. Five Cols (although, admittedly I descended to two of them).
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Contador and other wimps stop at Verbier. But slow, old guys (me) know that the climb only gets interesting higher up above Verbier.
My first big “comeback” ride. Eric and I took a beautiful alternate route up Mont Salève mainly following trails instead of the road.
A short but stunning (and challenging) loop in the Vaudoise alps with Doreen.
If you’re touring the RGA it’s worth stopping for a day in Beaufort and taking a detour up to Col du Joly.
A challenging but really fun three Col loop, with two of the Cols not really designed for bikes.
You know it’s a difficult loop when Col de Joux Plane is the easy climb.
At the risk of repeating myself, the Jura mountains are an incredible place for steep, big, beautiful, deserted cycling climbs.