Simon posted a comment describing how great this route was. That was all the motivation I needed.
The Alps are open for cycling.
I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
A simple there and back route, up the scenic but not too difficult Col des Montets and Col de la Forclaz.
March and April is the best time to do small and medium climbs in the Alps as the weather can be warm, the roads fine, and the surrounding mountains stunningly snow covered.
This is a fantastic climb high above Lake Annecy – worth re-doing on a clear sunny day as views everywhere.
Forclaz is only an 8km climb but its very steep. Note the 13% grade…
What a ride. It started as a quiet, flat ride along the beautiful Lake Annecy…