A fantastic four col loop through the Chartreuse alps above Chambéry.
The goal was to find some new Cols and quiet, scenic roads. Mission accomplished.
The road to Epine was signed as closed due to the snow a couple of weeks back – but it was completely clear …. and with the closure also car free.
French Magazine Le Cycle currently has a special edition out, listing what it calls the 50 most beautiful routes in France. Eric and I decided to try one of their more mountainous suggestions.
Le cycle magazine once called this possibly the most difficult climb in France. An exaggeration, but tough work!
Pré means meadow in French – so Col des Prés clumsily translated means “mountain pass of the meadows.”
I am sometimes amazed how few problems I have when route/trip planning. But today was…
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