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Favorites Col des Chavannes - 2592 metres
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Super fun mountain bike ride to Col des Chavannes (2592 metres) in the face of Mont Blanc. Map, photos, etc.

French Alps next stop looks beautiful
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Cycling to Col de a Bathie. Exploring unpaved high alpine roads can be rewarding. And one can discover some very, very big “unknown” climbs. Map, profile, photos, etc.

French Alps Above Chalet de l'Anglettaz
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Recently we went hiking with friends all the way to the summit of Le Parmelan (1834 metres) the prominent peak jutting out of the north edge of the Alps a little west of Lake Annecy. It’s a huge, rugged massif with the occasional hiking trail, but not much else. I, of course, was eyeing the cycling possibilities.

French Alps Bauges Alps
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Col de Chérel is another little known, deserted, tough, climb, from Lake Annecy. This is a relatively tough, truly quiet, loop in the Bauges Alps. Note: The top several kilometres of both cols are unpaved roads – I had my 29er mountain bike.

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