Col du Grand Taillet

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Tuesday, I complained about Col du Granier not being as good as expected. Well this was the opposite. What a fantastic ride.

Just north of Thonon-Les-Bains, south of Lake Geneva, turning of a busy road, suddenly there is a well-paved,tiny road with absolutely no traffic.
It hairpins up a the side of a mountain,leading to great views in all directions of mountain lakes, lake geneva,other mountains, etc. The Col is only 6 kms along the route – which starts out quite steep. But at the Col there is another 4.5 kms up to Treschauffex, and a signed viewing point. I descended back to the Col and down the other side to the Abondance valley. After following a nice quiet road, I turned around back up to the Col and down to the car. Wonderful.

Col du Grand Taillet

Col du Grand Taillet
Col du Grand Taillet

Col de Chérel
Col du Granier (x2)
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Happiest while cycling uphill. More enthusiastic than talented, my 2014 Challenge is to cycle 50 great rides, slowly.