Category Archives: Big Col Tour

Special Offer- Self Catered Accommodation in Every Size

At More than 21 bends we are always on the lookout to add to our bike friendly self-catering property portfolio. While Phil has been spending time riding our lovely mountains, Helen and I have been working hard to try and … Continue reading

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Re- Route for La Marmotte 2015 new route details confirmed

Further to the continued closure of the road between Bourg d Oisans and the Col du Galibier, and the subsequent re-route of La Marmotte sportive which we reported previously, our friends at la Marmotte have now confirmed the new route. The new … Continue reading

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Sports Massage with More Than 21 Bends

We are pleased to have met up with Katie Marsland a fellow expat living just outside Bourg d Oisans and with whom we are very happy will be working with More Than 21 Bends this summer. Katie originally trained as … Continue reading

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A different perspective of Bourg d’Oisans

We get lots of interesting, lovely people staying with us and have decided to now and then tell you a little bit about some of them. In June 2012, Lily Kentwell, a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photomedia) at the Australian National … Continue reading

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Marmotte Big Col Tour Day 2 and 3 Marmotte Route

Marmotte Big Col Tour Day 2 and 3 20120619, a set on Flickr. We have just completed our 2 days supported cycling holiday covering the La Marmotte Route. Day 1 covers the Col du Glandon and the Col du Telegraphe … Continue reading

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Col d’Izoard

Photos from our recent trip over the Col d’Izoard We cover the eastern climb on our Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour and the western climb on our Marmotte Big Col Tour.

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Col du Galibier, Lautaret and the Col d’Izoard

We started in Valoires today as part of La Marmotte Tour took in the Col du Galibier from the north before heading down the Col du Lautaret for lunch in Briançon. After a fantastic lunch in Briançon a few of … Continue reading

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Cotswold Spring Classic

We are taking a short trip back to the UK in April and I have entered (what would have been one of my local sportives) the Cotswold Spring Classic on easter monday. I will be using the long distance route … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2011 Route ?

The Tour de France 2011 route (if rumours are correct the full route will be announced on the 19th October 2010) is shaping up to be a good one for us and the More Than 21 Bends tours. It looks … Continue reading

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Photos Col de la Madeleine Tour de France 2010

We took our 7 Australian guests upto the Col de la Madeleine (part of our Marmotte Big Col Tour) today to watch the Tour de France go by.

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Day 5 Photos Big Col Tour

After our rest day on day 4 we left Briançon for Les Deux Alpes via the Col du Lautaret.

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Day 2 Photos from the Big Col Tour

More photos from our ride from Bourg d’Oisans toLa Chambre via the Col du Glandon.

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Day 1 Photos from Big Col Tour

Some photos of our guests “enjoying” themselves on Day 1 of the Big Col Tour taking in the Col de la Morte and the Col d’Ornon.

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Dauphine Libere Photos Bourg d’Oisans Alpe d’Huez Stage

photos from todays stage through Bourg d’Oisans and up Alpe d’Huez

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Loads of snow on the Col du Galibier – tunnel open

There is still lots of snow on the Col du Galibier and only the tunnel is currently open. We cross over the Col du Galibier as part of the Big Col Tour  in June

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First photos of Col d’Izoard 2010

Made my first cycle ride up the Col d’Izoard this year in preperation for the Big Col Tour that we run in June. The pass had only just open and there was still plenty of snow at 2360 metres above … Continue reading

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Col de la Morte and the Col d’Ornon Day 1 of the Big Col Tour

I set off this morning on a training ride that consists of the 1st day of our Big Col Tour. This 100km loop takes me approximately 4 hours to ride – with no stops. Despite it only being April at … Continue reading

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Last 2 places for June 2010 More Than 21 Bends Big Col Tour

We now only have two places for the June More Than 21 Bends  Big Col Tour starting on the 13th June . Easyjet have also announced 25 percent of all flights to Geneva where you can pick up the coach … Continue reading

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Col du Lautaret, Col d’Izoard and Briançon in February

We took a family trip over the Col du Lautaret passed the foot of the Col d’Izoard and onto the nearby town of Briançon. It certainly is not cycling weather at the moments with the snow up to 2 metres high at … Continue reading

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Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2010 and Tour

Due to popular demand we are offering an extra 2 nights stay in Bourg d’Oisans before our More Than 21 Bends Big Col Tour point to point cycling tour in June to take in the Dauphine Libere stage race as … Continue reading

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