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Cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes
The short, but super steep Col de Pontis.
Day 9 of the Tour d’Enfer and Greg, Scott, Andrew, Andrew, Ralph, and Doreen and I decided to climb Col d’Allos. Col d’Allos Summit: 2,247 metres (7,370 feet) The Climb: 21 kms (13 miles); Ascent: 1,130 metres (3,700 feet); This is perhaps my favorite climb in the Alps. Not too hard, and much of the […]
Woohooo, Doreen on her heavy Touring bike climbed Bonette (this photo made us laugh)!
Signed as the highest road in Europe (debatable), this is a huge and beautiful climb. Perfect weather and today I decided to work hard and felt fairly good considering it’s the 8th day.
Doreen joined us in Barcelonnette last night! While some people decided to take a rest day, a few of us opted for a light climb up the beautiful Col de la Cayolle. Col de la Cayolle Summit: 2,326 metres (7,630 feet) The Climb: 29.4 kms (18.3 miles); Ascent: 1,200 metres (3,940 feet); It’s not the […]
More good luck: Col d’Izoard was closed to cars between 9:00 am and 12:00. Very civilized!
Bike route 616048 – powered by Bikemap Day 5 of the Tour d’Enfer. Everyone else took a bus to cycle the north side of Galbier. I wanted to do something new, so my plan was to finally cycle up the Col du Granon. Summit: 2,404 metres (7,890 feet) The Climb: 16.5 kms (10.3 miles); Ascent: […]
While many rested their sore legs in the hotel, Ralph and I went to watch the Tour de France at the top of Col du Galibier.
For a better post with details of both sides of Col de l’Iseran see here. For a better post with details of both sides of Mont Cenis see here. Col de l’Iseran is the highest pass in France. It’s a pretty awesome experience and was the favorite climb for many on the trip (the descent […]