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.
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.
Mont Cenis: From Elephants to Emperors to … Cyclists. Some history, some photos, some cycling information.
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 to cycle 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.