This is a great loop in either direction.
Saturday morning Doreen and I cycled Col des Glières on another special bike-only day.
This is one of my favourite winter Alpine loops. In the opposite direction than usual.
Back in May, we hiked up to Chalet des Auges above Col des Glières. We were astonished to see a mountain biker there. Upon interrogation we discovered that there is a terrible quality, old road up the back way, starting in Entremont.
Believe it or not, I have yet to go cycling in 2009. Don’t worry, I haven’t been too lazy.
The climb to Col des Gliéres is one of a very few big climbs that I think is actually better (more fun!) in the winter.
That funny white thing with wings is a giant monument to the French Resistance.
Glieres was a major base in WW2 for the Maquis.