Col du Grand TailletBy Will • Aug 10th, 2006 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
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.