I hadn’t seen Emmanuel in 2 years, and he knows the Cols of the region very well. My challenge was to find a climb from Annecy that he hadn’t cycled that would make him go “wow!” Success.
Le Semnoz is the mountain on the west side of Lake Annecy. Here are details of 5 routes up this great climb.
This quiet forest climb starting from Lake Annecy is one of our favourite rides on perfect weather days.
Unlike the bigger mountains on the east side of the lake Annecy, it’s possibly to cycle up to the peak of Le Semnoz: Crêt de Chatillon.
A fairly ambitious route primarily on deserted forestry roads near Lake Annecy.
Doreen has cycled up Alpe d’Huez, Ventoux, Galibier, etc. But she had never, ever cycled a century. At least not until today.
A perfect day.