Cycling to Col de a Bathie. Exploring unpaved high alpine roads can be rewarding. And one can discover some very, very big “unknown” climbs. Map, profile, photos, etc.
An alternate route to Col du Galibier from the Maurienne valley without taking Col du Télégraphe – not easy. Map, profiles, photos. Galibier was closed above the tunnel, but I managed to get to the Col.
Cycling Col de la Croix de Fer via Col du Mollard. Map, photos, profile, etc.
Cycle the Alps Traffic-Free: Here’s How (2015 Edition)
Mont Revard is the big Massif just north-east of Chambéry, overlooking the south-east side of Lac du Bourget. Its imposing cliff face dominates the views east and the roads up need to cycle around behind these cliffs from either the north (Aix-les-Bains) or the south (Chambéry).
Cycling up to Pila: the ski station high above the city of Aosta. Map, photos, profile.
Cycling up to Col de Joux Plane and renting Cross Country Skis at the Summit. Map, photos, etc.
One of my regular and favourite winter climbs. Col de Pierre Carrée (1844 metres) is the highest paved road open 12 months a year in Haute Savoie
Near the entrance to the “cycling-mecca” Maurienne valley is a great little road winding up through the woods to Col de Champlaurent. Ten fairly steep kilometres, lots of hairpins and virtually no traffic.
Near Geneva many of the best Nordic Ski locations are at the top of interesting cycling climbs.