The Maurienne valley is home to perhaps half of the top 10 climbs in France.…
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Col de la Croix de Fer is usually the first of the giant Maurienne valley…
Cycling Col de la Croix de Fer via Col du Mollard. Map, photos, profile, etc.
Fantastic mountain bike ride to the Glacier de Saint-Sorlin, Lac Bramant, Col Nord des Lacs, etc. Photos, map, route descriptions. Paradise.
The high Alps cols are starting to open – woohoo. It can be fun to climb a col just as it opens, as usually a little snow is still around.
Here is a map and details of five ways to cycle up the fabulous Col de la Croix de Fer.
I have had the good fortune to cycle Col du Glandon twice this summer. To watch the Tour, and on bike-only day. Nice.
Stage 11 of the 2012 Tour de France is the one big Alps stage this year. With two of the hardest climbs in the Tour – Madeleine and Glandon/Croix de Fer as well as an 18 km final climb to La Toussuire — this will be fun.
The higher Alps passes are starting to open. (video)