A third way up the legendary Col de Joux Plane – by mountain bike.
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Col de Joux Plane’s Tougher Neighbour: Plateau des Saix
At just over 100 kilometres and 3000 metres of ascent, this quintessential north Alps loop climbs the best roads surrounding Morzine.
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.