This is cycling paradise with signed routes everywhere, perfectly surfaced roads up high, and scenery to die for.
The French Alps are savage and exciting. But the Swiss Alps always seem picture-postcard beautiful.
The 62nd Tour de Romandie started today. Romandie (Romandy) is the French region of Switzerland so the entire Tour is near me. Eric, Katy and I went to watch the prologue on the lake front of downtown Geneva.
Are you looking for a challenging cycle touring route in the Alps that visits some of the most famous Tour de France climbs?
The Vallée Verte South of Lake Geneva is a beautiful place to get some climbing in while the big Alps are closed. There are quiet, fairly steep climbs everywhere.
I’m an idiot. Last week I put SPD pedals on my hybrid. Today, I arrived in Annecy with no cycling shoes.
Stage 6 will see the Tour d’Enfer climb the mythic Col d’Izoard. Perhaps most famous for the exploits of Fausto Coppi and Louison Bobet.
There may not be a better base in the French Alps for cycling than Barcelonnette.
It is literally surrounded by mountains looking to be climbed.
I bumped into a Chamoix – sort of a deer. Note the perfectly heart-shaped bum. Happy Valentine’s day.