Col du Mont Cenis is a mountain pass on the French/Italian border. At the summit…
Col de la Croix de Fer is usually the first of the giant Maurienne valley…
France, Switzerland, and Italy are full of signed bike routes. And official/government tourist web sites…
Le Semnoz is the huge massif on the west side of Lake Annecy. It is the highest paved cycling climb in the region. I prefer the quieter south side. Map, photos, profile, etc.
Another of my favourite late-winter alpine cycling climbs. With the added bonus of cross-country skiing at the summit.
Not the longest or toughest loop, but very scenic, bike friendly, and occasionally crazy steep. Plus the best view of Lake Annecy from a road bike:
A relatively challenging 80 kilometre loop including Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Aravis, Gorges de l’Arly, Annecy Bike Path, and Col du Marais.
This stage require a choice of three superb routes. Map, photos, route descriptions, additional ride ideas, etc.
This stage includes cycling the legendary Col d’Izoard, as well as Col de Vars. Map, photos, route descriptions, additional ride ideas, etc.