Random Favourites

Col de la Croix Fry via Col de Plan Bois

Now this is an amazing route!

A couple of kilometres from Thones is a turn up a very steep, quiet road to the little-known Col de Plan Bois (not in my cycling bible).


Aguille Croche via Col du Joly

Starting from Les Contamines-Montjoie ski station, this is a great unpaved climb dominated by nearby Mont Blanc. It’s occasionally very…


Pic du Midi de Bigorre via Col du Tourmalet

I’ve dreamed of doing this forever. Climb Col du Tourmalet, the most famous pass in the Pyrenées and then go much higher on an unpaved path to the towering Pic du Midi de Bigorre.