Browsing: French Alps

One of the longest and biggest climbs in France. Val Thorens is the highest resort in the world famous Trois Vallées ski area (Courchevel, Méribel, etc).

A lessor known but challenging climb south of Chambery.

Relentless and very steep

The Chamonix tourist office gave me a map with several signed mountain bike routes on it.

I chose the “difficult” red route to Le Tour with a plan to then climb towards Col de Balme as high as possible.

I received a nice comment from Colin recently.

He mentioned a road up to Col de la Frasse that I had never heard of – so i got the maps out and made a plan.