Category Archives: French Alps

Lac Annecy cycle ride

  Lac Annecy 24 miles circuit. Cycling clockwise and you have the lake on your right. It makes life easy when you want to stop and admire the view or sit with the water lapping at your feet. Which you … Continue reading

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Col des cyclotouristes

Col des Cyclotouristes 1330 metres Start Conflans round trip 16 miles. Height gain 900metres approx A beautiful Autumn day, clear Blue skies above and fresh cool air. Leaves starting to fall with busy Squirrels high in the tree tops. A … Continue reading

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Col de l’ Iseran

Col de l’Iseran 2,770 metres Start Val d’Isere round trip 32 kms Height gain 940 metres Ride Date 4th August 2013 Making the expensive ski town of Val d’Isere the base for our ride up the Iseran. A cow fair … Continue reading

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Col du Petit Saint Bernard

Col du Petit Saint Bernard 2188m Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo Start and Finish La Thuile, Aosta  18 miles Height Gain 720 metres A super little ride starting in the Italian ski town with no tunnels on this section. The … Continue reading

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Col Du Glandon

Col du Glandon 1924 m  and Col de la Croix Fer 2067m Start and Finish and Finish Saint Etienne de Cuines …30miles Height Gain… 1617 m   A truly beautiful classic climb, that would rate highly on any cyclists list. … Continue reading

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Col des Saisies

Col Des Saisies 1650 metres Start and Finish Notre Dame de Bellecombe 15 miles Height Climbed 928 metres A lovely ride on fairly quiet Alpine roads, passing through sleepy pastures with Beaufort cows grazing, bright Red and Orange Geraniums hanging … Continue reading

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Col de la Madeleine

Col De la Madeleine 1993 metres also known as 2000 metres! Start and Finish La Chambre Height gain 1570 metres Starting in La Chambre  with an easy 6% this would not be seen much on this Hors Categorie climb. For … Continue reading

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