At the south-east corner of the Jura mountain massif, it was a beautiful day to take on the tough climb of le Col du Grand Colombier
A bike ride from Barcelonnette to the ski station at Pra-Loup, famous as a Tour-de-France stage finish, with wonderful views over the valleys. Short ride – quick post
Finally I got to do this epic loop in the Mercantour National Park, climbing over le Col de la Cayolle, Col des Champs and Col d’Allos in one day.
Another wonderful bike ride in the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura, climbing the Col de Menthières and descending via Chézery-Forens.
A bike ride around Col de Bérentin, in the Jura mountains, including ten more cols on the route, and a spectacular view of Lac de Sylans
In the Jura mountains, I tackled the other side of the Col de la Faucille from Gex, and climbed to the top of Mont Rond for a wonderful view of Lake Geneva
A wonderful cycling loop in the Vosges mountains from Le Markstein via Route des Crêtes and Col de la Schlucht. Lakes and cols were the features of today’s ride
Still on the theme of ‘Ballons’, today I tackled the Col du Petit Ballon on a beautiful September day here in the Vosges
I decided to ignore the weather forecast and took on this toughish ride to the highest point of the Vosges mountains, Le Grand Ballon. The gamble paid off…
An early morning ride in the Aude department of south-western France. I managed to bag another nine cols!