La route des grandes Alpes
La Route des Grandes Alpes on Touring Bikes
From September 1st to 8th I cycled the "Haute Route" with my Dad. From Geneva to Nice over 8 days, taking in some brutal alpine passes. 650 km in a week on my round the world bike carrying camping equipment. It was an amazing trip, tough but beutiful scenery, amazing climbs and brilliant descents. There were loads of people riding the passes on road bikes but we only saw a couple of other nutters carrying a load of camping gear over some of the toughest passes in the world! Most of the passes are popular in the Tour de France alpine stages. Photos here, more coming soon including blog, route map and stats from ride.