I don’t know why I don’t do more rides-to-see-the-sunrise-at-a-mountain-summit.**
**I do know: It requires a very early start! 🙂
For a good summit sunrise ride the mountain has to have great views towards the rising sun. This disqualifies a surprisingly large number of big climbs. But one of Mont Salève’s two summits is named “Panorama des Alpes” and has clear eastward views. My friend Tim and I had been planning the ride for a long time and decided that the weather was now perfect.
We would climb the ultra steep NE side from Le Coin, the same side that our Steel Wheelers Cycling Club climbs every Wednesday.
See here for details of all fived paved routes up Mont Salève.
A short video:
And some photos:
So much fun. Many thanks to Tim. Great company.