Snowy mountain in the Vosges
Filmed in early April 2013 this ride in the Vosges mountains up to the top of the Grand Ballon will give you a view of the climb that many cyclists will never see. Due to the very late winter the trees are still far from starting to bud. The climb starts in the village of Willer-sur-Thur with easy slopes but gets harder halfway. There is a fair amount of snow at the top of the Col du Grand Ballon (1343m). The road is closed just after the summit. You make a 180°turn and descend back a few kilometres to end the ride with a nice cool down.
Difficulty – Medium