Looking for a 2013 calendar that features some of the most famous cycling climbs in France, Italy, and Switzerland? Here are two to choose from.
Posts Tagged ‘alps’
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.
Sanetsch is one of the biggest, most beautiful climbs that you may not have heard of.
Just south-west of Grenoble, the Vercors massif must be one of the most interesting places to cycle in France.
Col du Joly is a perfect example of the many challenging, beautiful and quiet climbs that cyclotourists bypass while riding the Route des Grandes Alpes.
Les Arcs is one of our favourite French high Alps ski stations. The high point is Aguille Rouge at over 3200 metres. I am terrified the few times I have skied down …. but always thought it might be a great cycling goal.
The snob in me enjoys the fact that during my last three visits to Bourg d’Oisans I have cycled something other than Alpe d’Huez. More seriously, this is a sign that there is lots of great cycling in the region.
Deep in the Vanoise Alps, starting in Bozel, is this 20 kilometre climb that ends a few kilometres above the small ski station of Pralognan La Vanoise.
Are you visiting Bourg d’Oisans but searching for something quiet, scenic ….. and easier than Alpe d’Huez?
Col des Annes – (Very) Steep & Quiet. Plus Col de la Colombière