My mom is visiting from Canada.
So I dropped her off at the market in the quaint ski-station village of La Clusaz ….. and snuck off for a quick ride.
Col des Confins is a scenic 5.4 km climb above La Clusaz. Near the Col, the Lac de Confins was looking a little empty and muddy, but there is superb hiking from here and views of the Aravis alps. There is also a beautiful dead-end valley over the other side that may need investigating on a mountain bike.
After descending back to La Clusaz, I took the road towards Col des Aravis but turned off and cycled the easy side of Col de la Croix Fry. (For details of the superb harder side – see here).
A quick descent back to La Clusaz and then we went for a nice outdoor lunch at Col des Aravis: