Arrondissement de Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

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  • Day5


    June 12, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    What a climb! The Col de L'seran is the highest paved road in Europe, coming in at about 2900 metres. The air was quite thin up there and at 50 kms of climbing I was pretty stuffed when I got to the top, but I did see my first marmot. Ran across the road and then sat up and watched me get my camera out and then ran away. John was on fire today and did not one but two big climbs adding theCol de Mt Cenis to the l'seran, well done. The downhill parts of today's ride were just amazing, goes a long way to ease the pain of getting to the top and we are very well supported by the Marmot crew. The hotel is rather interesting, Sign above the bar says English spoken, clearly only by the guests! We went over to the Tabac for a quiet beer just in time to see the local farmer taking his cows for a walk through the village. The lady in the bar happily told us all about in French, certainly entertaining. Tomorrow the is the biggy of the week the Col de Galibier. Wish me good luck!!!Read more

  • Day8

    St Jean de Maurienne

    June 15, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    We left Alpe du Huez this morning on what was called a balcony road, this is a road that is literally hanging off the edge of the mountain. Quite amazing! Anyway this road was called the Pas de la Confession and well it's made me feel like confessing so here goes, I confess I ride my bike too much. There I feel better already. Seriously though, this was a beautiful start to the day spectacular views, pretty villages and then an amazing downhill ride to the main climb of the day. The Col de la Croix de Fer which translates to mean the pass of the iron cross and there is a big stone plinth at the top that should have an iron cross on it but unfortunately it was recently vandalised. This climb was quite long at 31 kms but was a great climb all the same. Saw another mammot and had to wait at one point while the farmer gathered up his sheep. Great watching his dogs work the flock. This climb was followed by anther large climb today up the Col Du Mollard again beautiful climbing and amazing scenery and a huge downhill ride to the end of the ride. Phew made it in one piece! There is one more big day to go so I need my rest. Goodnight.Read more

  • Day9


    July 3, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Nach Modane. Herrlicher Tag, am Schluß sehr heiß. Außerdem wurden wir den halben Weg von Ultraläufern überholt. Genau an dem Tag war dort ein Ultralauf mit ca. 70 km und 4500 Hm! Also haben wir den halben Tag applaudiert und gejubelt:-). Den darauffolgenden Tag machten wir unseren ersten Pausentag in Modane, diesen verbrachten wir mit Einkaufen, relaxen, gutem Essen und Getränken:-)Read more

  • Day8

    Refuge de la Fournache

    July 2, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Zum Refuge de la Fournache mit Steinbock, leider aber auch Schäferhunde, die Ihre Schafe vor uns beschützen wollten, sehr bedrohlich! Im Refuge, wurden wir um 9 Uhr aus der Gaststube vertrieben, weil ein paar Leute in der Gaststube schlafen mussten... Aber da war das EM-Spiel Deutschland gegen Italien und uns wurde von Franks Vater über SMS und tel. "Livebericht erstattet:-) Also zogen wir auf die Terasse in die Kälte. Egal, hat sich ja rentiert:-)Read more

  • Day3

    Mont Cenis

    July 29, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We took a detour on our way to Annecy and went through an alpine pass and what a great decision that was. The views were amazing and the road was one of the best I've driven in my life! Spectacular

  • Day7

    Col du Galibier 2.642 m

    July 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Wieder ein Hochkaräter, bei genialem Wetter.

    Die Auffahrt:

    Die Abfahrt:

    Sue musste wieder weinen.

    Leider zum letzten Mal, da wir uns auf der Rückreise befinden. Der Telegraph bei viel Verkehr kostete Zeit, im Tal die AB an Tunnel von Frejus und der Abzweigung zum Mont Cenis vorbei und stramm Richtung Iseran.Read more

  • Day2

    Mont Cenis 2.117 m

    July 2, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Tagestour :

    Autobahn von Albertville aus
    Mont Cenis
    Colle delle Finestre
    Assietta-Kammstrasse gesperrt wg. Mountainbike...
    Col du Montgenevre

    Der Col bzw. Lac du Mont Cenis gehen mehr oder weniger ansatzlos ineinander über.
    Schöne Strecken auf 2117 m, aber etwas frisch, daher kein langer Aufenthalt

    Aber auf Grund der Nähe zu Susa dann kurzerhand beschlossen, den Colle dell´ Finestre in Angriff zu nehmen
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