A beautiful April day – there may still be skiing at Alpe d’Huez – but the cycling wasn’t bad either.
Archive for the ‘Climbs’ Category
Col de la Morte — Pass of the Dead. Nice!
I had hoped for more sun, but I had an itch to scratch
My 2013 Cycling Challenge
Here are my ten favourite rides of the year:
If you don’t like a little bike pushing and carrying then you best ignore this post.
No-one does tiny, high-altitude paved roads like the Swiss.
Ovronnaz is a little ski station in the Valais region of Switzerland that has featured recently in the Tour de Suisse. It’s a beautiful and steep 10 kilometre climb. Vineyards down low, south facing for plenty of sun on a cool November day, and dozens of amazing hairpins:
Col de la Madeleine is one of the very toughest climbs in France. Here’s a third, super tough, but less famous way up. Plus a fun detour.
Whenever Verbier appears in a Tour de Suisse or Tour de France stage I predictably complain that the best part of the climb is above the village/finish.