The quintessential south Alps loop. Three beautiful, long, not-crazy-hard Cols – all above 2000 metres. Approximately 120 kms and 3500 metres of climbing.
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Doreen joined us in Barcelonnette last night! While some people decided to take a rest day, a few of us opted for a light climb up the beautiful Col de la Cayolle. Col de la Cayolle Summit: 2,326 metres (7,630 feet) The Climb: 29.4 kms (18.3 miles); Ascent: 1,200 metres (3,940 feet); It’s not the [...]
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.
Another stunning ride in the South Alps. 29 kms 1,200 metres vertical. The beginning of this ride is pretty flat while the mountains get bigger. In other words it is deep in a river gorge along a tiny road. The route rides along a cliff beside a river for about 15 kilometres then turns south [...]