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Winters arrived in the Oisans

With the Col du Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer closed for the winter, and snow in the Oisans valley it finally feels like winter has arrived.

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Col de la Croix de Fer is open 2015

Much to our surprise the Col de la Croix de Fer has opened super early this year. The opening has been brought forward because of a blocked tunnel on the Col du Lautaret and the low levels of snow over … Continue reading

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Self Catered Cycling Accommodation Bourg d’Oisans

Bourg d’Oisans is the best place to base your holiday if you are thinking of tackling Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer or the mighty Col du Galibier. Indeed its the place to stay if you are also … Continue reading

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Tour de France Supported Cycle Tour 2015

7 nights stay on a bed and breakfast shared room basis in Bourg d Oisans with supported rides Tour de France Cycle Tour Itinerary Sunday 19th July – Arrive in Bourg d’Oisans from 4PM Monday 20th July – The first … Continue reading

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Last Alpe d’Huez and Ventoux trip of the season

We have just returned from Ventoux for the last time this year having just finished our 3rd trip there of the season. As usual the week started with the local climbs in the Oisans including of course Alpe d’Huez , … Continue reading

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Col de la Croix de Fer is open for 2014

The Col de la Croix de Fer has opened extremely early this year mainly due to the lack of snow over the winter ! Happy days  

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Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux and the Col du Galibier

We are now taking bookings for our ever popular Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux and Galibier cycling holiday. The week long stay takes in 4 days of riding in the Oisans including Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col … Continue reading

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Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon Photos

scots tour of the oisans day 3, a set on Flickr. Day 3 photos on another hot day in the Oisans on the Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon

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Giro d’italia day 4 Photos

Giro d’italia day 4, a set on Flickr. We finally got to see the Giro d’Italia today in Modane just near the base of Col du Telegraphe. We even managad to get a happy birthday message chalked out on the … Continue reading

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Col de la Croix de Fer is now open

Despite the vast amounts of snow we have had the local authorities have managed to cut through the snow to allow access to the Col de la Croix de Fer. Our cycling group came over from the north side after … Continue reading

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Will the Giro d’Italia be climbing the Col du Galibier ?

At time of writing there is a major doubt as to whether the Giro d’Italia will be finishing on the Col du Galibier on Sunday. A culmination a heavier than normal snow fall over the winter, the time of year, … Continue reading

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Riding La Marmotte GranFondo backwards with a twist

Late September is great here in the Oisans and we invited a couple of More Than 21 Bends friends over for some end of season cycling. We set off at 8:20 to ride La Marmotte route backwards with a slight … Continue reading

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How much fun are our holidays ?

Col de la Croix de Fer descent with yell a video by MoreThan21Bends on Flickr. Take a look (and listen) to this video to see how much fun our cycling holidays are.

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Day 2 of our Tour de France week

Day 2 of our Tour de France week based in Bourg d’Oisans took in the Col du Glandon , Col de la Croix der Fer and the Col du Mollard  . There was a great atmosphere on the side of the road up the … Continue reading

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Col du Mollard

Its not often you get to bag a new col in November in the Alps but yesterday I completed for the first time the Col du Mollard just over the top of the Col de la Croix de Fer. Both of … Continue reading

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Day 1 Alpe d’Huez to Italy – Col du Glandon

Day 1 of our Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour took in the Col du Glandon and Col de la Croix de Fer. We have professional photographer Rupert Hartley staying with us for the week on the tour and he has … Continue reading

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