Col de la Croix de Fer is usually the first of the giant Maurienne valley…
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.
Near Geneva many of the best Nordic Ski locations are at the top of interesting cycling climbs.
A winter bike ride up Le Semnoz, Annecy’ biggest cycling climb. Then Cross Country Skiing at the summit. Photos, map, etc.
I may have a new hobby! Cycle up a famous mountain. Then rent cross-country skis at the summit, and explore some more.
At its core, this blog is about Col hunting. Generally on a bike, but occasionally on cross-country skis.
Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.