Here is a short report from a one-week cycling trip in the France Alps with a group of 12 persons. From the “headquarter” near Albertville, we started our tours visiting some stages of the Tour de France.
Arriving in Albertville with a short 5 km climb (350 hm) to the chalet gave us a perfect view over the valleys.
Watching the Tour de France in Valloire with a 90 km tour (1570 hm) to the finish line of stage 18.
Stage 18 - Embrun > Valloire - Tour de France 2019
Colombia's Nairo Quintana claimed his third stage win at the Tour de France after stage 20 to Annecy-Semnoz in 2013 and…
Passing the Col du Télégraphe at 1566 m:
Col du Télégraphe
Col du Télégraphe is a mountain pass in the French Alps situated above the Maurienne valley between the eastern end of…
The climb started in the heat with 38° Celsius and ended after a hailstorm below 15° Celsius.
Visiting the start of stage 19 in St Jean de Maurienne:
Stage 19 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes - Tour de France 2019
Egan Bernal passed first at col d'Iseran where the times of stage 19 were eventually taken as stormy conditions put the…
riding back to Albertville passing the Col de Madeleine at 2000m:
Col de la Madeleine
Col de la Madeleine (el. 1,993 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France which…
finishing at the chalet after 142 km and 2250 hm.
Watching the climb to Val Thorens of the final mountain stage of the Tour 2019
Stage 20 - Albertville > Val Thorens - Tour de France 2019
Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 overall winner, made it up for a disappointing Tour de France as he claimed a prestigious…
Climbing from Moutiers up 980 hm to Saint Martin de Bellville waiting for the riders.
Rest day — watching the Tour in Paris on TV.
Stage 21 - Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées - Tour de France 2019
It's youth on power for the 100 years of the yellow jersey as Australian Tour de France debutant Caleb Ewan claimed his…
A 150 km tour with 3290 hm from Albertville passing several mountains.
The Col du Pre (1703 m)
Cormet de Roselend via Col du Pré
My Fat Cyclist Jersey arrived and i was thrilled to christen it by riding up the Cormet de Roselend, a beautiful climb…
Cormet de Roselend (1963 m):
Cormet de Roselend
Cormet de Roselend (el. 1967 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France. It connects…
Col Du Tra (1300 m):
Finally a 77 km tour (2065 hm)
Passing Col du Mollard (1632 m):
Col du Mollard (1638 m)
Von pak - Der Col du Mollard liegt südlich von St. Jean-de-Maurienne in Savoyen und bildet eine Alternativroute für den…
Col de la Croix de Fer (2067 m):
Col de la Croix de Fer
The pass has featured in the Tour de France nineteen times since it was first passed in the 1947 tour when the race was…
Col du Glandon (1924 m):