My Favourite Mountain Bike cycling climbs in the Alps – maps, photos, route descriptions.
Mountain biking more than a vertical kilometre above Verbier to Croix de Couer, Col des Mines, and Col de Chassoure. Photos, map, etc.
Whenever Verbier appears in a Tour de Suisse or Tour de France stage I predictably complain that the best part of the climb is above the village/finish.
Contador and other wimps stop at Verbier. But slow, old guys (me) know that the climb only gets interesting higher up above Verbier.
It’s becoming the summer of beautiful Alpine Lake / Dam rides. But this time I went another 14 kilometres past the dam.
Woohooo! I cross the finish line at today’s Tour of Switzerland well before the pros – my first stage victory!