At just over 100 kilometres and 3000 metres of ascent, this quintessential north Alps loop climbs the best roads surrounding Morzine.
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A very, very fun day cycling up Col de Joux Plane and watching the Dauphiné. Photo: Vino reaches for newspaper for descent.
Yes, this Tour de France legend is cyclable in winter.
Below zero at the bottom. And plenty of snow up top.
You know it’s a difficult loop when Col de Joux Plane is the easy climb.
Surprisingly, when the winter weather isn’t too crazy, the road is open on the famous side.
My St-Etienne friends Philippe and Xavier were in the neighbourhood and invited me to join them on a superb but challenging loop. Every climb was steep – including the famous Col de Joux Plane.
It had never occurred to me that the legendary Joux Plane might be rideable in winter.
Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
Here is stage one of the upcoming July 2008 Lost Boys Tour d’Enfer. A trip organized by my friend Leslie that will include people from the USA, Canada, France, Turkey, Germany, and Switzerland.