Winter is here
Browsing: French Alps
What do you do when the cloud cover is at 3000 feet? Cycle up a 4000 foot mountain.
Any second now Col du Galibier will be closed for 7 or 8 months.
Today’s goal was to get as quickly as possible (on scenic roads) from Geneva to the Cols that lead into the beautiful Vallée Verte.
Le Collet d’Allevard will feature in stage 6 of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.
A great loop in the beautiful Vercors Massif. Four Cols, two typically stunning Vercors gorges, and a terrifying tunnel.
The road up to Col du Cenise is not only quiet and beautiful – it is one of the very steepest climbs I know.
A near perfect day (apart from bonking) Col hunting around the Mountain des Vorès above Col des Saisies.
My mom is visiting from Canada.
So I dropped her off at the market in the quaint ski-station village of La Clusaz ….. and snuck off for a quick ride.
A really fun, but challenging four Col loop through the French part of Les Portes de Soleil ski region.