Perhaps the best ride of the year. Certainly the most beautiful.
At Col des Aravis begins a terrific farm track all the way to Col de l’Arpettaz roughly 15 kms away. This was the highlight of the ride.
An unbelievably steep, but absolutely stunning route.
The road up to Col du Cenise is not only quiet and beautiful – it is one of the very steepest climbs I know.
A near perfect day (apart from bonking) Col hunting around the Mountain des Vorès above Col des Saisies.
A really fun, but challenging four Col loop through the French part of Les Portes de Soleil ski region.
A fairly ambitious route primarily on deserted forestry roads near Lake Annecy.
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.
I am not used to being here without skis on. But I was plotting this challenging route last winter while slaloming (!?) the slopes at Flaine ski station.