Are you interested in cycling some alps climbs but a little intimidated or unsure if you can manage it?
Col de Leschaux, near Annecy, is a fantastic introductory climb.
At 12 kilometres, it’s fairly long, but it’s seldom steep (see the profile above). It’s a nice quiet road with nice views of lake Annecy.
Once you have conquered Col de Leschaux, have a look at other, tougher climbs in the Annecy area here.
From Leschaux it’s possible to go much higher (above 1600 metres), up the back side of Le Semnoz on a really nice, quiet road. See details here.