Browsing: hautes-alpes

French Alps Mont Colombis view from summit

Le Cycle magazine calls Mont Colombis one of the most difficult climbs greater than 10 kilometres in France. It is in the same league of difficulty as Grand Colombier, Relais du Mont du Chat, and Col du Granon.

French Alps 2744 metres !

At 2744 metres, Wikipedia lists Col Agnel as the 3rd highest paved mountain pass in Europe. This monster has been on my cycling list of “to-dos” for ever. Woohooooo!

Favorites A Col d'Allos summit beer!

The quintessential south Alps loop. Three beautiful, long, not-crazy-hard Cols – all above 2000 metres. Approximately 120 kms and 3500 metres of climbing.

Favorites Parpaillon

I’ve dreamed of doing this gigantic climb for a long time. With 1900 metres of ascent it’s easily the biggest single un-interrupted climb I have done in France.