Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne is the start town for one of the greatest climbs in cycling: Col du…
A challenging, little known climb, on quiet roads. Sandwiched between Col du Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer. In summer, bring a mountain bike and go even higher.
The other weekend Doreen and I went to Val d’Isère to cycle Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in Europe – and definitely one of the most beautiful.
A short video enjoying a beautiful day visiting Col du Galibier.
Here is a map and details of five ways up the fabulous Col de la Croix de Fer.
Col de la Madeleine is one of the very toughest climbs in France. Here’s a third, super tough, but less famous way up. Plus a fun detour.
The Mauriennne Valley is full of many of the biggest and most famous climbs in France – see here – but there are also many other lessor known gems that shouldn’t be ignored.
I had been thinking about this project, ever since Philippe, Xavier, and I watched the sunrise up Mont Ventoux
One of the best base locations for cycling big and famous Tour de France climbs.