I believe many cyclo-tourists do themselves a huge disservice by prioritising Alpe d’Huez above many far, far more interesting roads.
This stage includes cycling the the legendary Col du Galibier. Map, photos, route descriptions, additional ride ideas, etc.
A perfect day, I decided to visit Col du Galibier one last time before it closes until next June – it should snow there tomorrow. Photos, profile, map
The Twenty Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
An alternate route to Col du Galibier from the Maurienne valley without taking Col du Télégraphe – not easy. Map, profiles, photos. Galibier was closed above the tunnel, but I managed to get to the Col.
Cycle the Alps Traffic-Free: Here’s How (2015 Edition)
Here are my ten favourite alpine Road Bike Climbs of 2014. Links to maps, photos, ride details.
Yesterday: Col du Galibier opened early this year, giving me the good fortune to cycle…
Here are ten great routes from 2013 along with some photos that I quite liked. Happy New Year.