I was looking to see of it was possible to climb a tiny “road” up to Col de la Charmette.
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A fantastic four col loop through the Chartreuse alps above Chambéry.
The huge mountain massif between Grenoble and Chambéry is the Parc naturel régional de Chartreuse. Beautiful mountains and some great cycling.
Another steep, quiet, scenic cycling climb near Grenoble.
My greatest cycling skill? Climbing? Descending? Time Trialing? Sadly no.
But I am a great route planner! And today’s route was sweet.
My legs needed a day off, but the sirens of the Dauphiné were calling my name.
On a last second whim, I jumped in the car to the base of Col du Granier – the first climb in today’s race.
This climb is most famous as the last climb on the 1958 Tour de France stage when Charlie Gaul took back 12 minutes on the leaders and went on to win the Tour. Nicknamed Monsieur Pipi because he “invented” taking a pee while continuing to ride.
Bike route 874637 – powered by Bikemap My first time cycling in the Chartreuse region of the Alps (surrounding Grenoble). Grenoble may be at the bottom of more major climbs than any other city. Today’s route passed 4 mountain cols and THEN the hard part started. The first 10 Kilometres were pretty hard along beautiful [...]