Andermatt can be the start point for four beautiful +2000 metres passes (Furka, Susten, Gotthard and Oberalp).
Leave the road bike at home as these hairpins are 100% cobble-stone heaven.
Now this is an interesting way to cycle Col de la Madeleine.
As an anniversary gift, Doreen offered me car support on the hors categorie climb of my choice.
I am not used to being here without skis on. But I was plotting this challenging route last winter while slaloming (!?) the slopes at Flaine ski station.
Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
A very cool feature of the Tour de l’Ain is that for three of the stages they run same-day amateur cyclosportives on the exact same route as the pros.
Today I saw more waterfalls, glaciers, hairpins, and tunnels than I have ever seen in a single day.