Category Archives: Briançon

Route des Grandes Alpes Day 6 Photos

Route des Grandes Alpes Day 6, a set on Flickr. After Day 5 rest day in Briançon we took on the Col d’Izoard and the Col de Vars on a very hot sunny day.

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Route des Grandes Alpes

We are really pleased to announce our first Route des Grandes Alpes tour will take place starting on the 28th July 2012. The 10 day point to point tour with over 650 km of riding and 16 cols starts in … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Day 3 Alpe d’Huez to Italy Tour

After our overnight stay in Briançon the Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour tackled the Col de Montgenevre into Italy and then the Col di Sestriere  before the 50km descent to our base for a couple of days in Pinerolo.   … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez to Italy Day 3 Col de Montgenevre and Col de Sestriere

Day 3 of our Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour took us from our overnight stay in Briançon to Pinerolo in Italy via the Col de Montgenevre and the Colle di Sestriere. The day includes a 50km descent from the top … Continue reading

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Day 2 Alpe d’Huez to Italy – Alpe d’Huez Col de Sarenne and Col du Lautaret

Todays ride from our base in Bourg d’Oisans  started with the famous 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez before heading over the Col de Sarenne to the base of the Col du Lautaret. The 30km ascent of the Col du Lautaret … Continue reading

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Day 3 More Than Etape du Tour Photos Pinerolo to Col du Galibier

Todays ride was meant to take in stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France over the Col d’Agnel, Col d’Izoard, Col du Lautaret and the Col du Galibier from Pinerolo – however due to the Col d’Agnel being shut … Continue reading

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Day 1 More Than Etape du Tour Photos Col du Lautaret/Galibier

We set off from Bourg d’Oisans today for the first leg of the 2011 More Than Etape du Tour Week. The first day took in the Col du Lautaret and the Col du Galibier before descending to Briançon for an … Continue reading

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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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First ride of the year over Col du Lautaret to Briançon

Beautiful weather here in the oisans at the moment so I decided to tackle the out and back route to Briançon over the Col du Lautaret from Bourg d’Oisans. The round trip is approximately 130KM and took me just over … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez to Italy Week – Tour de France 2011 Route

Great news for us in that our Alpe d’Huez to Italy point to point tour in that we will be covering all of the following climbs that feature in the 2011 Tour de France. Alpe d’Huez Col du Galibier (both … Continue reading

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Alep d’Huez to Italy 2011

We are still putting the finishing touches to this holiday – (we have been so busy here in Bourg thats it has been difficult to escape to Italy to reccy the route). Most of its now put together with a … Continue reading

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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 3 Photos Big Col Tour

On a wet Day 3 we tackled the Col du Telegraphe and the Col du Galibier before finishing in Briançon.

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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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