Believe it or not, I have yet to go cycling in 2009. Don’t worry, I haven’t been too lazy.
Archive for the ‘Hiking’ Category
There is a well known “secret” among mountain lovers. During the endless, gray, depressing days this time of year – there is often plenty of sunshine if you just go high enough.
One of the great rides from Geneva – 127 kms and about 1700 metres (5600 feet) of climb.
Given that I am now a member of Team Poseur, I was of course more worried about eating than riding. So we stopped for lunch at the Chateau de Clermont for a three course feast – very civilized.
I decided to rest my tired cycling legs today and hike up Le Saleve with Doreen.
All the great hairpins from Friday’s ride were now surrounded by snow.
Everyone in Switzerland knows the dreaded Bise wind. Cold, strong, and from the North. Saturday the Bise was in full force so we canceled our bike ride and went hiking up the mountain behind our house in the woods. This photo is taken seconds before I landed after descending from high above. Ouch! Martin and [...]
OK cycling season in the high (and medium) Alps is winding down for 2007. I awoke this morning to snow in Zermatt, the beautiful car-free swiss ski village below the Matterhorn – and had a terrible time renting a bike.
Perfect deep blue sky as we hiked high above Les Arcs – stunning.
Its great having several hiking trails directly from our house up the Saleve mountain to Thuile.
We drove to Courmayeur ski resort in Italy, just the other side of Mont Blanc, just over an hour from home. Great hiking in high alpine valleys, littered with huge glaciers. The photo is of Lake Miage. Touching the back of the lake is the tip of the Miage glacier ( hidden a bit by [...]