Random Favourites

Pas de la Beccia via Fort de la Turra

Another brilliant high old military road ride near the Italian/French border. Deserted, beautiful, challenging. Note, as will be explained below,…


Les Lacets de Montvernier

A close up view of cycling the amazing Lacets de Monvrenier. Hairpin Heaven. They will appear in the 2015 Tour de France stage 18. Photo, description, maps, etc.


Jura Mountains: France & Switzerland

I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.


Col Hunting via Trails

Here’s a ride idea that works for anyone: Find a nearby sparsely populated forested region near you that you don’t…


Col de Port and Col d’Agnès

I am in the Pyrénées mountains for the first time ever. For the first ride, I cycled the last two big climbs that will be included in stage 8 of the upcoming 2009 Tour de France – Col de Port and Col d’Agnes. Paradise.