Browsing: Mountain Bike

French Alps Road to Col du Jaillet
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A very steep, very scenic mountain bike ride high above Combloux ski station. Map, photos, etc.

French Alps next stop looks beautiful
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Cycling to Col de a Bathie. Exploring unpaved high alpine roads can be rewarding. And one can discover some very, very big “unknown” climbs. Map, profile, photos, etc.

French Alps Above Chalet de l'Anglettaz
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Recently we went hiking with friends all the way to the summit of Le Parmelan (1834 metres) the prominent peak jutting out of the north edge of the Alps a little west of Lake Annecy. It’s a huge, rugged massif with the occasional hiking trail, but not much else. I, of course, was eyeing the cycling possibilities.

French Alps north side - above tunnel
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An alternate route to Col du Galibier from the Maurienne valley without taking Col du Télégraphe – not easy. Map, profiles, photos. Galibier was closed above the tunnel, but I managed to get to the Col.

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