Don’t confuse this with Colle del Nivolet, perhaps my favourite climb in the Alps. See…
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).
A fun 6 Col loop. The beautiful Chartreuse (Alps) Massif lies between Chambéry and Grenoble.…
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.”