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.
Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
Doreen survived her 3 day cycling boot camp in the beautiful Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors with one final great ride.
Doreen and I are spending the long weekend cycling in the beautiful Le Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors – famous for it’s savage gorges.
Col de Crozet is in the middle of a tiny ski station in the Jura mountains above Geneva.
This is a fantastic climb high above Lake Annecy – worth re-doing on a clear sunny day as views everywhere.
It was overcast all day in Geneva – on the other side of the mountains. A huge cloud wall was on top of the Juras. I was in a little sunny micro climate valley.
The sign at the top said Combe Blanche. My book says Col de Puthod and Michelin maps says Col de la Vattay.
Regardless it’s a fantsatic, steep, deserted climb in the Jura mountains.
The Chamonix tourist office gave me a map with several signed mountain bike routes on it.
I chose the “difficult” red route to Le Tour with a plan to then climb towards Col de Balme as high as possible.