Cormet de RoselendBy Will • Jul 9th, 2012 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
Not bad at all:
On a beautiful Saturday, I was eyeing some new climbs on the way to Val d’Isère for the car-free Sunday up Col de l’Iseran. But I decided to visit an old friend. I love this climb.
Both sides of Cormet de Roselend – although quite different from each other — are stunningly beautiful. Today, I started in Bourg-St-Maurice starting with the 20 km east side. Even on a busy holiday travel day, it was quiet.
Hairpins everywhere, cow bells as background soundtrack, and ever improving views. It’s a great road.
For more climbs in the area including the other side of Roselend and the tough side of the incredible Col du Pré see Beaufort – Five Great Climbs in Cheese Country
At the summit, I had a morning beer (see Col sign photo above), and then with big plans in the next couple of days, I decided to just descend to the lake on the other side, leaving the main road to cross the dam/barrage, and make the short climb up the easy side of Col du Pré — for some of the best views in cycling.
I love Beaufort Cows and Beaufort Cheese:
It’s important to match the road (I love my new Haute Savoie kit):
As good as it gets on a bike.