The high Alps passes won’t open for another 6 or 7 months (!) and the snow has now even arrived down low.
But winter doesn’t mean that one can’t continue to cycle uphill.
Below is a map of my favourite big climbs by mountain bike in the Alps. (OK, there are a couple…
I’ve dreamed of doing this forever. Climb Col du Tourmalet, the most famous pass in the Pyrenées and then go much higher on an unpaved path to the towering Pic du Midi de Bigorre.