Browsing: French Alps

Col de Pierre Carrée is a big climb and easily the highest pass in my vicinity that is currently clear of snow.

Yes, the Dauphinée will climb Le Salève up the super steep route from Collonge-Sous-Salève just behind my house.

It is rated category one but features 4 kilometres averaging 12% – with a full kilometre averaging 13%. This is steep!

The Vallée Verte South of Lake Geneva is a beautiful place to get some climbing in while the big Alps are closed. There are quiet, fairly steep climbs everywhere.

Unfortunately the snow was very soft up high and almost impossible to ride on.

So I ended up pushing for several kilometres. Nice hike though. 🙂