It is still too early for the high Alps roads to be open. But I thought I’d climb some beautiful roads and see how high I could get.
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September in the Alps can be beautiful ….. and much quieter now that the tourist season is over.
With five climbs and some of the steepest stretches in the entire Tour, this stage (along with Ventoux) will be the toughest test of the race.
Day 2 – after the hail, the weather has cleared. Today we cycled Col des Aravis, Col des Saisies, and Cormet de Roselend. I rode mainly with Scott and Tim – great company. Bike route 287855 – powered by Bikemap
Famous for the eponymous cheese, Beaufort is one of the best bases for fabulous climbs in the north French Alps.
Here is a preview of stage two of the upcoming July 2008 Lost Boys Tour d’Enfer.
Day 2: La Clusaz to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
The Stage: Approximately 92 kilometres (57 miles); Ascent: 3,030 metres (9,940 feet)
My Fat Cyclist Jersey arrived and i was thrilled to christen it by riding up the Cormet de Roselend, a beautiful climb that was part of Stage 8 of this year’s Tour de France via the classic north route via Col du Meraillet. Fat Cyclist is a terrific cycling blog run by the Fat Cyclist [...]
20.5 kms; 1,240 metres ascent; Start: Beaufort 18.8 kms; 1,000 metres ascent; Start: Bourg St-Maurice Map of Route Details of the South side are here. Cormet de Roselend at just under 2000 metres at the summit is a beautiful and challenging climb. The north side is particularly scenic with a huge alpine lake at [...]