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.
Le Semnoz is featured in my favorite cycling movie: “Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert.”
March and April is the best time to do small and medium climbs in the Alps as the weather can be warm, the roads fine, and the surrounding mountains stunningly snow covered.