Tag Archives: Climbs

Col des Saisies

Words: The Limping Cyclist Photography: Mr L.C. and the Limping Cyclist This morning we woke up to the sun climbing up behind Mont Blanc. A gorgeous day that started gently, as we consumed breakfast while watching Le Matin (French morning … Continue reading

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Col de Joux Plane from Samoëns

Our first cycling trip to the Alps was drawing to a close and we had left the biggest challenge until the end of our week in Haute Savoie. I had read a number of cycling histories and biographies before venturing … Continue reading

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Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo (Col du Petit St Bernard) – from Pre Saint Didier

We drove into Italy via the Mont Blanc tunnel with its high security presence, the carabinieri carry automatic weapons in full view. Then headed down to the charming town of Pre Saint Didier where we parked up the car and … Continue reading

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Kill or Cure Kebab and the Col de la Colombière

All the Alpine cycling guides recommend tackling the Col de la Colombiere in the morning, before the sun gets too high. So we set off at lunchtime, with about 19 miles to ride to the base of the famous col. … Continue reading

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