Switzerland, the French alps this year were beautiful, Italy has sketchier driving but is cheaper and great for food, the hillier parts of Serbia I did last year or the year before were great. It kinda depends on what we were able to do - a longer time period I might go for cheaper countries whereas if it's only a week or so I'd probably hit the big rewards, ie. big French/Swiss mountains.
Every country has good and bad bits but the big bang for buck stuff is also the more expensive. There's some amazing scenery in Montenegro - Pluzine/Durmitor for example that I'd totally hit again:
Any of the control points are worth exploring more:
The Climb after CP4 to Villard Notre Damme - Ornon, for me was a real highlight, I hit it at sunset after a below average day and it put things in to perspective nicely.
It also seemed bizarre at the time how many more times Alp d'huez has probably been ridden in comparison.
Yeah, same. Loved that shelf road thing once you cleared the climb. I've ridden AdH multiple times from both sides but didn't even know it had a gravel approach. There was some kind of sportive going on when I was dropping down the hairpins.
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