In 1967 a local farmer – Jean Poncet – joined two mountain forestry roads, one from Queige the other from Venthon creating this fantastic “Col.”
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Simon posted a comment describing how great this route was. That was all the motivation I needed.
The Alps are open for cycling.
I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
A simple there and back route, up the scenic but not too difficult Col des Montets and Col de la Forclaz.
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.
This is a fantastic climb high above Lake Annecy – worth re-doing on a clear sunny day as views everywhere.
The Venice of the Alps. Here are my top 5 Cycling Climbs from beautiful Lake Annecy.
Forclaz is only an 8km climb but its very steep. Note the 13% grade road sign on the right side of Martin in the photo below. Great ride and pizza and frites in old Annecy afterwards. Stunning but very Hazy view of the lake below.
What a ride. It started as a quiet, flat ride along the beautiful Lake Annecy bike path with Doreen. But after 20 kms we came to the start of the Col de la Forclaz. I had watched the 2004 Tour de France up this Col. Its a short (8.5 kms) but terrific climb along [...]