The road up to Col du Cenise is not only quiet and beautiful – it is one of the very steepest climbs I know.
A near perfect day (apart from bonking) Col hunting around the Mountain des Vorès above Col des Saisies.
My mom is visiting from Canada.
So I dropped her off at the market in the quaint ski-station village of La Clusaz ….. and snuck off for a quick ride.
A really fun, but challenging four Col loop through the French part of Les Portes de Soleil ski region.
A hilly, scenic ride on quiet roads above Nantua in the Jura mountains.
A fairly ambitious route primarily on deserted forestry roads near Lake Annecy.
A superb loop through the Jura mountains – including eight Cols (three for the first time).
The Kiental valley is dominated by the snow-covered peaks of Blumlisalp at the far end – the goal today was to get as high possible on my hybrid bike.
The route includes 3 Cols but the detour up Mont d’Or and it’s leg crushing final kilometre is the highlight of this loop through the French and Swiss Jura mountains.