Random Favourites

Col de Clapier: In the Footsteps of Hannibal

My cycling goal today was to climb Col du Mont Cenis, visit the amazing side road to Col du Petit Mont Cenis, then leave the paved roads and see if I could get a bike up the “elephant” route to Col de Clapier.


Jura Mountains: France & Switzerland

I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.


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…


Piau Engaly

Deep in the French Pyrenées, the little ski station of Piau Engaly has hosted just one Tour de France stage.