Cycling above Flaine. Four Cols with three high peaks between. A challenging but superb mountain bike ride on the mountains of the Grand Massif.
A very, very difficult mountain bike climb up to a magical view of Mont Blanc. Worth the effort.
Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.
Col de Joux Plane’s Tougher Neighbour: Plateau des Saix
Col de Pierre Carrée is the highest Col in the north French alps that is open all year – to provide access to Flaine ski station.
By far the highest Col near me that is open 12 months a year.
I often suggest this as a perfect introductory climb for the famous big Alps climbs.
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.
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.