At its core, this blog is about Col hunting. Generally on a bike, but occasionally on cross-country skis.
At just over 100 kilometres and 3000 metres of ascent, this quintessential north Alps loop climbs the best roads surrounding Morzine.
A challenging but really fun three Col loop, with two of the Cols not really designed for bikes.
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.
The plan was a loop starting in Taninges, up to Col de la Ramaz, down…