This is just a wonderful route. All the roads are well surfaced, deserted, scenic, and often uphill. Although, I need to write to the local mayors to install some missing Col signs.
It’s that time of year where cyclists all over the world break out their silly kit. Today, I had my full Marmotte kit (fuzzy red Alpine rodents all over my clothes).
– my wife hates it ;(.
A perfect day.
An early easter ride with Eric and the wives.
My three faithful companions wanted to help me with my 100 Col challenge – and today’s route included five (see map)!
Le Semnoz is featured in my favorite cycling movie: “Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert.”
A scenic and challenging loop around and over the Jura mountains from Geneva.
Although Mont Revard is only a little over 1500 metres high, the climb starts beside Lac du Bourget at just 250 metres – making for a big climb.
I have already cycled Col de la Croix Fry in 2009, I had told Eric so many times what a great early spring climb it is – that he wanted to have a look.
March and April is the best time to do small and medium climbs in the Alps as the weather can be warm, the roads fine, and the surrounding mountains stunningly snow covered.