Any second now Col du Galibier will be closed for 7 or 8 months.
A near perfect day (apart from bonking) Col hunting around the Mountain des Vorès above Col des Saisies.
The Kiental valley is dominated by the snow-covered peaks of Blumlisalp at the far end – the goal today was to get as high possible on my hybrid bike.
Leave the road bike at home as these hairpins are 100% cobble-stone heaven.
I am not used to being here without skis on. But I was plotting this challenging route last winter while slaloming (!?) the slopes at Flaine ski station.
Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
Today I saw more waterfalls, glaciers, hairpins, and tunnels than I have ever seen in a single day.
This unbelievable loop is the first stretch of the Maratona dles Dolomites – but today I did it in the opposite direction – counterclockwise.
Passo delle Stelvio (Stilfser Joch in German) is one of the most famous, beautiful, high, and fun cycling rides anywhere.
Sunday, Martin and I successfully completed the Maratona dles Dolomites.