On Strava.com, the social cycling tracker web-site, 2000+ people have cycled up Col du Glandon,…
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 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.
Painful fun. 174 kilometres, 5000 metres ascent (+16000 feet), over 3 of the most famous climbs in France.
Col du Glandon is one of my very favourite climbs – especially the last three crazy kilometres.
One of the best base locations for cycling big and famous Tour de France climbs.
As an anniversary gift, Doreen offered me car support on the hors categorie climb of my choice.
I had never done the east side of Col de la Croix de Fer, in part because the route includes 4 tunnels in the middle – and I hate tunnels.