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.
If you want to cycle a loop around lake Annecy, here are a few tips: