We were in Val d’Isère for Sunday’s Col de l’Iseran “bike-only” day and I decided to spend Saturday exploring up high and off-the-beaten-track.
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The other day while riding through the vallée verte I saw a path up high in the distance that looked very intriguing.
Les Arcs is one of our favourite French high Alps ski stations. The high point is Aguille Rouge at over 3200 metres. I am terrified the few times I have skied down …. but always thought it might be a great cycling goal.
Mountain biking above Courchevel: Three high altitude Cols and the stunning Vallon des Avals
Part of my 2011 Challenge was to ride above 3000 metres by bike for the first time. Injury delayed this goal, but I hadn’t forgotten.
A challenging but really fun three Col loop, with two of the Cols not really designed for bikes.
Back in May, we hiked up to Chalet des Auges above Col des Glières. We were astonished to see a mountain biker there. Upon interrogation we discovered that there is a terrible quality, old road up the back way, starting in Entremont.
Every time I have cycled Galibier, I have eyed a nearby old military road full of hairpins.
A near perfect day (apart from bonking) Col hunting around the Mountain des Vorès above Col des Saisies.