This is a great loop in either direction.
I may have a new hobby! Cycle up a famous mountain. Then rent cross-country skis at the summit, and explore some more.
Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.
If you want to cycle a loop around lake Annecy, here are a few tips:
Col de la Croix Fry features one of the most beautiful hairpins I know. A great winter Alps climb.
It’s winter in the Alps but it’s still possible to climb on a bike.
Map of over a hundred French Alps and Jura Mountains cycling climbs. Links to details for each climb (map, photo, description, elevation chart, etc)
Here are ten great routes from 2013 along with some photos that I quite liked. Happy New Year.
The other weekend Doreen and I went to Val d’Isère to cycle Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in Europe – and definitely one of the most beautiful.
We were in Val d’Isère for Sunday’s Col de l’Iseran “bike-only” day and I decided to spend Saturday exploring up high and off-the-beaten-track.