The goal was to find some new Cols and quiet, scenic roads. Mission accomplished.
Posts Tagged ‘epine’
The Alps are open for cycling.
The road to Epine was signed as closed due to the snow a couple of weeks back – but it was completely clear …. and with the closure also car free.
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.
Beautiful day. Martin and I did a big loop around Lake Annecy via Col de l’Epine, Col du Marais and Col de Bluffy.
The Venice of the Alps. Here are my top 5 Cycling Climbs from beautiful Lake Annecy.
I met Kiwi friend Scott at his campground at Talloire on Lake Annecy and we rode up Col de Bluffy to Thones to ride the first two (minor) climbs on Sunday’s upcoming Tour de France route: the Col de Marais and the Col de l’Epine (opposite direction of a recent ride). Lots of bikers out [...]
There are two climbs called Col de l’Epine in Haute Savoie – épine means thorn or prickle. I climbed the one near Chambery last week. Today, I climbed the other – half way between Annecy and Albertville. With friends in town we did the standard visit to Annecy. So while they wandered through the old [...]
Fantastic loop around the Mont du Chat near Lake Bourget with Martin. We packed the car to capacity as Doreen came along and – still recovering from a cold – did three 17 km loops around Lake Aiguebelette – while Martin and I climbed a little. This loop is incredibly scenic and occasionally steep with [...]