Ovronnaz is a little ski station in the Valais region of Switzerland that has featured recently in the Tour de Suisse. It’s a beautiful and steep 10 kilometre climb. Vineyards down low, south facing for plenty of sun on a cool November day, and dozens of amazing hairpins:
A close up view of cycling the amazing Lacets de Monvrenier. Hairpin Heaven. They will appear in the 2015 Tour de France stage 18. Photo, description, maps, etc.
Below is a map of my favourite big climbs by mountain bike in the Alps. (OK, there are a couple…
A very scenic loop of mid-altitude cols starting from St-Lary-Soulan in the French Pyrenées.