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.
If you are a fan of cross-country skiing or seeing huskies pull a sleigh ….. Col de Cuvéry atop Plateau de Retord is the place to visit.
It’s time to launch my 2009 big climbs map.
Call me stupid but I find it motivating to start each year with an empty map and try and fill it with rides.
Today my bike GPS was worth its weight in gold.
At 1844 metres, Col de Pierre Carrée just above Flaine ski station is the highest road I know in the area that is cleared virtually all year.