Col de Pierre Carrée, at 1844 metres, is the highest col anywhere near Geneva that is open all winter.
If you want to cycle a loop around lake Annecy, here are a few tips:
I had hoped for more sun, I had an itch to scratch
Don’t worry, yes, I’ve been on the bike recently.
Yes, this Tour de France legend is cyclable in winter.
Below zero at the bottom. And plenty of snow up top.
The high Alps passes won’t open for another 6 or 7 months (!) and the snow has now even arrived down low.
But winter doesn’t mean that one can’t continue to cycle uphill.
Happiness is a Belgian domestique.
This is one of my favourite winter Alps cycling climbs.
Cold, lots of snow, closed roads, fun.