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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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Of Alps and Sirens

We packed the car on a September Friday morning and set off in the afternoon with me cushioned into comfort on the back seat, my legs stretched out in front of me using the flattened back of the front passenger … Continue reading

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