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Before I die

…I’ll have to ride the the Col de Chaussy

The col features this incredible series of hairpins. But further on the road becomes unsurfaced, so even better you simply turn around and enjoy the bends on the way down. It’s on the Maurienne valley and starts here.

For more details on this climb, see the superb Cycling Challenge website.

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  • Will Saturday, 12 June 2010, 10:30 am

    FYI, These hairpins are called Les Lacets (hairpins) de Montvernier (the town at top).

    The road does in fact go to Col du Chaussy but it's a well paved road from the top of that photo for another 10 kms uphill (until Chaussy). Then the road is unpaved.

    Much fun

    Cheers.

  • TheInnerRing Sunday, 13 June 2010, 6:08 pm

    Thanks for the precision Will. I really like your website too. I was in the region for the Dauphine prologue and for me, it's the best part of the Alps with the wooded climbs and especially the choice of roads in a triangle between Geneva, Morzine and Chambéry. The Maurienne valley has its moments but it's one big road at times.

  • Will Sunday, 13 June 2010, 8:08 pm

    thx.

    Yes, agreed, it's a great region. If you like quiet, wooded climbs, the nearby Jura mountains (North and West of Geneva) are great. Can go an hour without seeing a car on quality surfaced little roads.

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