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View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Article · On 2 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...
H A Fine Road Leads South From The Bonette

Route des Grandes Alpes – cycling through the French Alps

Feature · On 15 Jul 2018 by Lesley Williams

Jonathan and I took on our biggest cycling challenge yet, to ride 650km and climb 15000 metres in 9 days, creating a sort of elegant reversed question mark shape as...
Try To Avoid Feeling Exhausted By The Time You Top Out Remember You Have A Massive Descent Too

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for those...
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The Haute Route Alps – a long tough cyclosportive

Feature · On 13 Oct 2015 by Jonathan Cook

The Haute Route Alps is 791km and almost 22,000m of ascent over seven consecutive days in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Jonathan Cook describes...
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Cycling the 'Tour' cols of the Maurienne

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Andy Hodges

In May Andy Hodges and a fellow cyclo-grimpeur Lee Rounce visited the Maurienne to taste the charms and challenges of some of the most famous climbs of the cycling world...
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Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Feature · On 10 Aug 2014 by Andy Hodges

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix...