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
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…
A ride from Guillaumes to the remote hamlet of Les Tourres, by way of a gravel mountain road, turned out more interesting than I’d expected..
Back in France again! Cycling in The Vosges mountains, I took on The Super Planche des Belles Filles, a tough climb often featured in the Tour de France
Notre Dame de la Paix, slight return. Quick ride up the hill to see the statue..
An epic ride up the Roya valley and then a gravel climb to the Italian border at the Col de Tende, or the ‘Colle di Tenda’ in Italian
Tougher-than-expected ride ended with fraught race against a setting sun
Finally did a gravel route on my GT Grade. It was the track I declined on my Colnago last year
First ride of the year. First ride on gravel bike. First hot sunny day of the year. Lots of things learned