Beyond Alpe d’Huez: The Best Cycling Climbs from Bourg d’Oisans
I haven’t posted a ride in a while, but I have been doing lots of…
France, Switzerland, and Italy are full of signed bike routes. And official/government tourist web sites…
A perfect day, I decided to visit Col du Galibier one last time before it closes until next June – it should snow there tomorrow. Photos, profile, map
Cycle Route 3260667 – via Bikemap.net I sometimes tell friends that I have retired from…
A super fun 20 kilometre cycling climb to Lac de Mauvoisin. Then 14 kilometres deeper into the Alps on a mountain bike. Map, photos, etc.
Beautiful cycling climb via the lesser known 3rd, tougher route, to Cormet de Roselend: via the beautiful Col du Pré.
The Twenty Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
Cycling to Col de a Bathie. Exploring unpaved high alpine roads can be rewarding. And one can discover some very, very big “unknown” climbs. Map, profile, photos, etc.
Recently we went hiking with friends all the way to the summit of Le Parmelan (1834 metres) the prominent peak jutting out of the north edge of the Alps a little west of Lake Annecy. It’s a huge, rugged massif with the occasional hiking trail, but not much else. I, of course, was eyeing the cycling possibilities.