Le MoleBy Will • Nov 30th, 2007 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
Another beautiful clear sunny day. Today I cycled Le Mole, the distinctive triangle shaped mountain about 20 kms south of Geneva near Cluses.
This is another perfect deserted road built it seems just for cyclists. It’s extremely steep with a 5 km stretch averaging 10.5% and one full kilometre averaging 12%. But it’s a pleasure winding up through the quiet woods with periodic views of the Alps in the distance.
It goes to about 1,330 metres. the paved road stops here, although there are trails to go a bit farther – or hike up towards the peak at over 1,800 metres. But it was a cold and a bit icy – so I stopped here.
The route is paved but of very poor quality. But perfect for my mountain bike. It is NOT suitable for a road bike