Browsing: Cycling

France
12

Last year Le Cycle magazine called Mont du Chat possibly the toughest climb in France …. for me it’s far too short for that honour, but it’s hard work.

PS – cyclists should check before every ride that their tires are in good condition.

Switzerland
1

It was riding through the vineyards and quiet countryside west of Geneva that first got me passionate about cycling a few years back (long before it ever occurred to me to cycle up an Alp). 🙂

Swiss Alps
7

Another great climb up to an Alpine hydro-electric dam/lake.

26.6 kilometres and 1680 metres (5500 feet) of ascent – this is a gigantic and beautiful ride well worth the visit.

French Alps
0

The Chamonix tourist office gave me a map with several signed mountain bike routes on it.

I chose the “difficult” red route to Le Tour with a plan to then climb towards Col de Balme as high as possible.

1 53 54 55 56 57 72