The other day while riding through the vallée verte I saw a path up high in the distance that looked very intriguing.
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Fairly well known among Geneva cyclists is some version of the 10 Col Vallée Verte loop.
Today’s goal was to get as quickly as possible (on scenic roads) from Geneva to the Cols that lead into the beautiful Vallée Verte.
It’s that time of year where cyclists all over the world break out their silly kit. Today, I had my full Marmotte kit (fuzzy red Alpine rodents all over my clothes).
- my wife hates it ;(.
A fairly huge mountain bike ride, Col hunting in the beautiful Vallée Verte – south of Lake Geneva.
The Vallée Verte South of Lake Geneva is a beautiful place to get some climbing in while the big Alps are closed. There are quiet, fairly steep climbs everywhere.
No matter how much you cycle in the Alps, there are always new climbs to explore. Today’s ride took me past 5 Cols, only one of which i knew (and four that were not in my cycling bible). Today was a good example of a ride I couldn’t have done without a GPS. I mapped […]
Well I still haven’t Learned my lesson. It snowed last night up higher and I failed to notice a very strong Bise (north wind) in the forecast. Today was a great 50 km loop in the Vallée Verte over the Col de Cou, Col de Saxel, and a detour up to 1450 metres on a […]
A beautiful, quiet road in the pictoresque Vallée Verte (only about 20 miles from us). Quite steep in parts, the route ends at a little plateau with a farm at the foot of the highest point in the area. I got off the bike and hiked the last steep kilometre to a beautiful look-out adorned […]
Another ride of small climbs south of Lake geneva. But if you do enough smallish climbs it becomes a big one. And today was a fairly big ride. Col de Cou was the lowest rated ride in my book so I wasn’t expecting much, but instead of the main way I found a very nice […]