The other weekend Doreen and I went to Val d’Isère to cycle Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in Europe – and definitely one of the most beautiful.
We were in Val d’Isère for Sunday’s Col de l’Iseran “bike-only” day and I decided to spend Saturday exploring up high and off-the-beaten-track.
Steep, unpaved, very fun climb up to Col du Joly – and above.
A short video enjoying a beautiful day visiting Col du Galibier.
A Truly superb loop in central Switzerland in the shadows of the heavily glaciated Wildstrubel Alps. And two fantastically named passes.
I was looking to see of it was possible to climb a tiny “road” up to Col de la Charmette.
This weekend Ricardo Ricco, the “Boys from St Etienne,” and I participated in the Ventoux Night Sessions.
Col du Noyer is a beautiful, medium difficulty, climb in the Hautes Alpes starting off the Route du Napoleon.
A couple of truly beautiful Cols in the Swiss “Vaudoise” Alps. Col de la Croix will feature in next week’s Tour de Romandie.
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: