Cycling to Col de a Bathie. Exploring unpaved high alpine roads can be rewarding. And one can discover some very, very big “unknown” climbs. Map, profile, photos, etc.
An alternate route to Col du Galibier from the Maurienne valley without taking Col du Télégraphe – not easy. Map, profiles, photos. Galibier was closed above the tunnel, but I managed to get to the Col.
This very quiet Jura mountain cycling loop climbs three cols and passes two others. Map, photos, profiles.
Lac du Bourget and Surrounding Cycling Climbs
The Twenty Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
The Plateau de Chambaran is just to the south of the much higher, more savage Vercors Massif. This cycling loop managed 6 cols for the most part on super quiet roads.
Near the entrance to the “cycling-mecca” Maurienne valley is a great little road winding up through the woods to Col de Champlaurent. Ten fairly steep kilometres, lots of hairpins and virtually no traffic.
Near Geneva many of the best Nordic Ski locations are at the top of interesting cycling climbs.