Col de Cou, Col de Saxel, and MonastreBy Will • Aug 6th, 2006 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
Another ride of small climbs south of Lake geneva.
But if you do enough smallish climbs it becomes a big one. And today was a fairly big ride. Col de Cou was the lowest rated ride in my book so I wasn’t expecting much, but instead of the main way I found a very nice small steep road up. Over the other side a quick visit to the nearby Col des Moises then down through the lovely Vallé Verte region. Then the small Col de Saxel. But a turn left at the top and there is a great 6 km steep stretch up to Monastre.
And no surprise at Monastre – a nice old monastery perched up high. In summary a 52 km loop with over 1200 metres of climb (4,000 feet) and a little rain to keepme cool.