At its core, this blog is about Col hunting. Generally on a bike, but occasionally on cross-country skis.
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Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.
It’s winter in the Alps but it’s still possible to climb on a bike.
The other weekend Doreen and I went to Val d’Isère to cycle Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in Europe – and definitely one of the most beautiful.
A third way up the legendary Col de Joux Plane – by mountain bike.
This weekend Ricardo Ricco, the “Boys from St Etienne,” and I participated in the Ventoux Night Sessions.
Fairly well known among Geneva cyclists is some version of the 10 Col Vallée Verte loop.
Col de Joux Plane’s Tougher Neighbour: Plateau des Saix
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe. A massive 38 kilometre climb with 2000 metres of ascent. Wow!
Many of the most famous climbs in the alps have days where they are closed to motor traffic, reserved for cyclists. Nice.