The goal is to provide details of this great route, but also provide you some route planning idea/options. Each post will feature a map that shows the official route, but also includes an option or two that I believe improves the route.
EDIT: Announced early July, sadly Col de la Ramaz has been eliminated from the Etape.…
A fun hike & bike route. Cycling to Col de la Colombière and then hiking much higher to Lac de Peyre. Map, photos, etc.
Map, photos, profile: Cycling the hard way to Col de la Colombière via Romme with a challenging, super-scenic unpaved detour to Tête de la Sallaz.
Mont Lachat (2050 metres) is the high point, with 360 degree views, of Le Grand…
Col des Annes – (Very) Steep & Quiet. Plus Col de la Colombière
If the finish was closer to the top of a mountain, and there wasn’t Tourmalet next week, this might be called the Queen stage of the 2010 Tour.
Col de la Colombière (both sides) and Col de Romme
A great day watching the Epic stage 17 of the Tour de France.