Not the hardest ride (or easiest) …. but almost the entire route is above 1000 metres and it is beautiful.
If you don’t like super steep, scenic climbs …. look away. I rode this very slowly but very happily.
The plan was to climb the steep and beautiful road from Aigle to Lac de l’Hongrin, proceed to Col des Mosses and loop back via Leysin.
A really fun, but challenging four Col loop through the French part of Les Portes de Soleil ski region.
The Kiental valley is dominated by the snow-covered peaks of Blumlisalp at the far end – the goal today was to get as high possible on my hybrid bike.
The route includes 3 Cols but the detour up Mont d’Or and it’s leg crushing final kilometre is the highlight of this loop through the French and Swiss Jura mountains.
This is a big, beautiful climb with plenty of road graffiti from a recent Tour de Suisse appearance
Andermatt can be the start point for four beautiful +2000 metres passes (Furka, Susten, Gotthard and Oberalp).
Leave the road bike at home as these hairpins are 100% cobble-stone heaven.