Snow: Le Saleve and Col des PitonsBy Will • Dec 29th, 2007 • Category: Climbs, Cycling, Snow
Maybe the last big climb of the year. A perfectly sunny day, so I thought I’d try climbing Le Saleve and hope the roads were clear.
Nearing the top from the St Blaise side, the road ahead had only been plowed to the restaurant and the route was closed beyond (see photo above). There was about a foot of snow, but it was hard and seemed rideable so I continued on.
I got a few funny looks and encouragement from various snow-shoers, hikers and cross-country skiers but it was beautiful up top and I enjoyed the alps and jura views while gingerly riding along.
After a few kilometres, at Croisette, the road was cleared again. Loads of families out tobogganing. I descended the super steep road from Croisette and looped home. Great ride.