A bit off the radar this one, there are other better known ways to get to the Col de Rousset but this little road (D178) is a gem for corner carvers, not very long but you might want to go back and do it again just for the hell of it.
Best tackled North to South so you're doing the northern hairpin section uphill. Endless hairpins at the northern end, fast open section in the middle and some nice twisties on the southern end, a great road. Only problem we had on one run was melting tarmac with 40+ temperatures.
A recommended detour instead of taking the N85 south from Grenoble.
A road with great variety, the West part is fast and open leading into the tight twisty gorge section in the middle. The Eastern end has a section that is a bit bumpy but still great fun. The scenery along this road is stunning if you've got time to look at it, if you don't like heights don't look over the edge, there are some huge drops. Well worth a look for both those wanting a good blast and those looking at the scenery.
A great road which follows a steep river canyon. Mostly fast bends make it an exciting ride.
A great way of getting East-West from the Route Napoleon, fantastic if ridden fast, non stop corners end to end. If you fancy going a bit slower the scenery is stunning in the middle section, you also cross a very high bridge where they do bungee jumping. Another off the radar road, thoroughly recommended.
A 300km full day´s ride NE of Grenoble, lots of mountain passes, fantastic for both those who want to spend the day razzing round corners and also for those who want to take their time and admire the stunning scenery. This one includes the Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Frene, Col des Pres, Col du Granier, col de Cucheron and Col de Porte.
A 300km day ride douth of Grenoble packed with mountain passes, corners and hairpins. INcludes the Col de la Morte, col du Festre, Col de Grimone, Col de Rousset (stunning), Gorge de la Bourne. Great for both a corner shredding blast or a steady look at the stunning scenery.
A full day ride in the mountains north of Grenoble including the Col de Porte, Col de Pres, Col de Semnoz, Col des Milles Martyrs, so many mountain passes and corners you´ll be dizzy by the end. Great scenery, mostly good surfaces although some of the roads are not full width still a great ride.
Stunning ride for both those who want to rip the countryside up and those who want to look at the scenery. The middle section of this 300km ride has so many predictable corners one after the other for mile after mile that you can´t fail to enjoy it. Your tyres will definitely not square off!! If you prefer to take your time there is some stunning scenery as you ride around the gorges and mountains.