The French department of l’Ain (north and west of Geneva) has 27 signed cycling routes ranging in difficulty from short and flat to long and mountainous. The routes are well signed, usually on quiet scenic roads. Maps and route cards are available from major tourist offices in the area.
Today’s route was primarily on l’Ains cycling route 8. A hilly, scenic ride on deserted roads above Nantua in the Jura mountains.
We did detour a little on a tiny forestry road in order to ride by Lac Genin and search for Col du Sentier.
There was no Col sign at the location I had marked on my GPS – but we yelled in delight as we found a sign around a turn.
The ride ends with a terrific descent and views of Lac de Nantua.