Pretty big ride today with about 1150 metres (3800 feet) of climb. There are several ways up Le Saleve. Living on the North/West side of the mountain, I had never climbed the opposite side.
So today I mapped out a loop. Frankly, it was a lot harder getting to the climb than going up it. It’s a beautiful loop on quiet roads.
Le Saleve provides us with great hiking and cycling directly from our house – but it blocks the view of the Alps. Riding around to the other side, meant terrific views the entire ride.
My wife likes to laugh at me and my “exhausted” photos (taken while pedaling; I posed better for take two):