Les Arcs

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Whats pink and blue all over and riding a bike?

We are high in the French Alps at Les Arc ski resort. We’re high enough that the skiing looks great – many lower resorts are closed or nearly closed.

Most big cols in France are snowed in and closed. But ski resorts of course keep the roads open. So I tried something a bit crazy and decided to cycle the 26 kilometres from the valley up to the hotel. Fantastic. Luckily with the heat-wave it wasn’t too cold and only a little ice on the roads. By a mile this is the most “support” I have ever received from cars … honking and yelling at the crazy guy.

View in Google Earth

Great fun. Here’s a link showing details of the climb from a couple of summers ago.

Skiing - Les Arcs, France
Tour de Vuache
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Happiest while cycling uphill. More enthusiastic than talented, my 2014 Challenge is to cycle 50 great rides, slowly.