I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
Browsing: French Alps
My St-Etienne friends Philippe and Xavier were in the neighbourhood and invited me to join them on a superb but challenging loop. Every climb was steep – including the famous Col de Joux Plane.
French Magazine Le Cycle currently has a special edition out, listing what it calls the 50 most beautiful routes in France. Eric and I decided to try one of their more mountainous suggestions.
Col du Galibier – one of the highest and most famous climbs in France.
Let me go out on a limb and say this is my absolute favourite climb.
Cyclo-tourists coming to the Alps understandably flock to the Route des Grandes Alpes to do the famous Tour de France climbs.
But there are countless lessor known climbs that are as beautiful, much quieter, and often very challenging.
Two cows and the actual Croix de Fer (Iron cross) over our shoulder.
A truly perfect day cycling.
A fun day watching the Dauphiné Libéré near the top of Mont ventoux.
Doreen survived her 3 day cycling boot camp in the beautiful Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors with one final great ride.