One of the best base locations for cycling big and famous Tour de France climbs.
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Col du Tourmalet is one of the most famous climbs in cycling and the highest cycling Col in the Pyrénées. Today was just a dream day on the bike.
It’s tough to say much about Alpe d’huez that hasn’t been said a hundred times before. But I will say that October is a fantastic time.
Are you looking for a challenging cycle touring route in the Alps that visits some of the most famous Tour de France climbs?
Doreen and I have successfully “slain the dragon” by cycling across the length of Wales.
Here are a few photos from my recent Alsace trip.
Here’s a Map of the 5 routes and all the Cols from my July 2007 Trip in the Vosges. Links to Ride details: Day 1 – 173 km Cyclosportif Day 2 – Haute Koenigsborg Day 3 – Col de Freland Day 4 – Col Hunting in the Rain Day 5 – Ballon d’Alsace Your browser [...]
I am in Alsace, France meeting up with several Americans and a Canadian for some cycling in the Vosges mountains. All very nice guys – ranging from good to VERY strong cyclists. Sunday – to “warm-up” – we rode in the Col des Vosgiens cyclosportif. The route was 173 kms and well over 2,000 metres [...]
Although I bike a lot, until today I had never cycled 100 kms – a century. Today I not only rode a metric century but an imperial century as well. Today Martin and I rode in the annual cyclo tour of Lake Geneva (a 176 kilometres around the lake – starting in Lausanne). The riders [...]
What a trip. Our most ambitious cycling vacation ever. Our first visit to the Southern French Alps. Eight big climbs in 8 days. Every one a legendary Tour de France route. Hard work but really fun. it was a dream of mine to climb Bonette (the highest road in Europe) and Izoard (scene of [...]