This is cycling paradise with signed routes everywhere, perfectly surfaced roads up high, and scenery to die for.
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.
Now this is an amazing route!
A couple of kilometres from Thones is a turn up a very steep, quiet road to the little-known Col de Plan Bois (not in my cycling bible).
No matter how much you cycle in the Alps, there are always new climbs to…
That funny white thing with wings is a giant monument to the French Resistance.
Glieres was a major base in WW2 for the Maquis.
Mountain Math: One Medium climb + One Medium Climb = One Big Climb
Col de Solaison seems only to be there for the pleasure of tourists, and amateur climbing cyclists in particular.”
- Atlas des Cols des Alpes
2007 has been a great year on the bike.
This time of year, I like to look back through my blog with Doreen to remember some of the highlights.