Col de Sapey via Les Lacets de Montvernier
A fun heat-wave ride. It’s a good route when the best hairpins of the day aren’t Les Lacets de Montvernier.
The Maurienne Valley is filled with famous cycling climbs (Galibier, Glandon, Madeleine, Iseran, Croix de Fer, Mont Cenis, etc). But the goal today was to visit something new for me: Col de Sapey. It’s fully paved, but not well known. A 10 kilometre climb with perhaps 20 hairpins. And I wouldn’t see a single car. Zero.
See here for 15 rides in the Maurienne Valley. I’ll add this ride to the post soon.
I started at the base of the famous Les Lacets de Montvernier as it was near my main goal. It’s only 2.5 kilometres long, but always fun.
Above are drone photos. The only other way to get a good view of all the hairpins is to go to a hidden cliff look out for this view:
Here’s how to find this cliff look out: after the hairpins, the road has a farm field on.... Continue Reading at Cycling Challenge