Every time I have cycled Galibier, I have eyed a nearby old military road full of hairpins.
These central Switzerland climbs are as good as it gets.
Sunday was the 5th and last big ride on this Italy / East Swiss trip and one of the best.
One of the toughest rides excluding cyclosportives that I have ever done.
One of the steepest climbs regularly raced up – appearing 10 times in the Giro since 1990 – always from this side starting in Mazzo.
There are three ways up to Stelvio. The north-east side is the most famous. Today, I explored the other two ways.
Col de la Colombière (both sides) and Col de Romme
Leave the road bike at home as these hairpins are 100% cobble-stone heaven.