A list of most of the highest unpaved cycling roads in the Alps. Photos, maps, profiles, etc. Including 5 that reach +3000 metres.
A few days ago, I snuck in a final big climb before the snow arrived…
Col de Crozet, in the French Jura mountains, is an excellent, very quiet, unpaved road up through a small ski station. This is a perfect mountain bike climb to get “above the clouds”
A truly beautiful mountain bike cycling climb to Col de Balme, surrounded by views of snowy peaks and a glacier or two. Map, photos, etc.
Very challenging, super scenic, five col mountain bike loop up to Les Grandes Platières (2480m). With amazing views of Mont Blanc at the summit.
Challenging, alternate unpaved mountain bike route to Grand Colombier via Col de Charbemènes.
Cycling above 3000 metres. Super fun mountain bike ride to the top of an Alp above Val Thorens ski station.
Superb 22 kilometre mountian bike climb to Col du Jovet – 2404 metres – from Bozel. Quiet, high, and beautiful.
Colle di Sampeyere is the 12th highest paved road in Italy (2284 metres). I have…