Mont Salève – Enjoying Autumn

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It’s been a beautiful autumn. The last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of local riding. Particular up my “home” climb: Mont Salève. So just a quick post with a few photos celebrating the colours.

See this link for details of all five road-bike routes up Mont Salève – including a detailed map and profiles for each side.

The steepest way up Mont Salève averages 12% for 4 middle kilometres. And it has a bunch of truly great hairpins.
Mont Salève

Here are six of the best:

Six great hairpins

Six great hairpins

Often during autumn here it is overcast for days. But one can get above the clouds by climbing Mont Saleve:

Geneva is under those clouds

Geneva is under those clouds

One of the great things about Mont Salève is that one can cycle for perhaps 10 kilometres along the top of the mountain, with great views of the Jura mountains & Geneva (and its lake) on one side, and the start of the Alps on the other:

View of Alps from Mont Salève

View of Alps from Mont Salève

Some more autumn photos:

Autumn trails

Autumn trails

Moo

Moo

Hike above Chamonix

Hike above Chamonix

Autumn

Valsavarenche, Italy

So it was a great autumn, but the high (and many mid) Alps climbs are now closed due to snow. But don’t worry, I’ve already started winter cycling:

Happy pedalling,

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