|airplane view of the mountains behind Geneva with Mont Blanc|
Found this superb website "Cycling in the Alps" where Will documented 5 different routes up Le Salève.
I wanted to do all 5 climbs up/down in one ride!
|View of Le Salève blocks away from home|
|Making my way to Le Salève via the bike lane on Route de Florissant|
|View of Geneva and the Jet of Water from the first lookout|
|Climb #1 - mostly a tree-d climb up Montée du Salève, descended to La Murez (stats from home before descending: 1.5 hr, 26 km, 964m)|
|Mont Blanc in the background|
|Cow on ridge with Geneva in the far right|
|I always stop for blackberries!|
|Average 12% means seeing grades up to 16% on the GPS!|
|Many fields of sunflowers on my way back into town|
105 km, 5:21 hr, 3125m+
Best climbs for a climber - up/down front/back Col de la Croisette.
Scenic climb - Montée du Salève
Most leisure climb - Col des Pitons
It was cool to get a few "courage" cheers from locals as I climbed!
|Gavin, Jan's son from Revie, and Nigel, Mary's son from Geneva, both met me at the Geneva airport and escorted me to Mary's apt by train. When they jumped on the bus with my bags, I rode my bike. Easier than driving around by car.|