Riding through Hotonnes we noticed a great old “penny-farthing” bike on display.
I bumped into a Chamoix – sort of a deer. Note the perfectly heart-shaped bum. Happy Valentine’s day.
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).
Beautiful day. Martin and I did a big loop around Lake Annecy via Col de l’Epine, Col du Marais and Col de Bluffy.
Day five’s challenge will be the biggest vertical ascent climb in France.
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.
Day Four of the Tour d’Enfer will see the Tour de France go by us. This preview suggests a few ways to watch.
As the last big mountain day, this stage could decide the entire race.