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Switzerland
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It was riding through the vineyards and quiet countryside west of Geneva that first got me passionate about cycling a few years back (long before it ever occurred to me to cycle up an Alp). 🙂

Swiss Alps
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Another great climb up to an Alpine hydro-electric dam/lake.

26.6 kilometres and 1680 metres (5500 feet) of ascent – this is a gigantic and beautiful ride well worth the visit.

Juras
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Mont Tendre is the highest point in the Swiss Jura mountains at 1,679 metres.

It’s another of those great, steep, deserted Jura roads climbing through the woods – with Alps views at the top.

Mountain Bike
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A beautiful but challenging mountain bike route above Gruyere.

And once finished – starving, Barry and I ordered all-you-can-eat authentic alpine soup from the local chalet restaurant. Barry even offered to cook. Delicious!

Cyclosportives
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The Cyclotour du Léman has several thousand people cycling around Lake Geneva.

There is also a mountain route through the Juras (only about 160 people) and since I circled the lake last year, this year I chose “La Montagnarde.”

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