If you’re touring the RGA it’s worth stopping for a day in Beaufort and taking a detour up to Col du Joly.
Simon posted a comment describing how great this route was. That was all the motivation I needed.
I love climbs to Alpine dams/lakes. And the ascent to Lac de Moiry has to be one of the hardest.
Sometimes just a small detour can lead to amazing sights.
I think there is nothing more beautiful than an alpine lake surrounded by alps.
Another great climb up to an Alpine hydro-electric dam/lake.
26.6 kilometres and 1680 metres (5500 feet) of ascent – this is a gigantic and beautiful ride well worth the visit.