Another dark, foggy day in Geneva, with low cloud cover. Only one thing to do …. get above it into the sun.
Starting from the village of Crozet is a fantastic deserted little forest road up the Jura mountains. We did see (and hear) a few hunters, but otherwise it was just us.
Beautiful views, but hard work. See the elevation chart in the map below, this is a big and at times very steep climb – much harder than it’s famous (and busy) neighbour Col de la Faucille. Less than half way – at 950 metres or so – the route becomes a gravel trail.
Nearing the top, the trees disappear and the route is on the ski slopes of the tiny Crozet station. There are some brutally steep stretches here leading to the little Col sign at 1485 metres (the sign is off the road well to the left).
From the Col, we took a farm road to the right along the ridge. A little more climbing and then an incredibly fun 8 km slightly downhill stretch on a little farm road to the top of Col de la Faucille.
From Col de la Faucille we reluctantly descended back into the fog and the grey below.
Many thanks to my Belgian cameraman.