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Col de Tamié / Col de l'Arpettaz
DescriptionIt is a fairly logical loop.
l'Alpe d'Huez, Alps, France
Official RouteFrom Bourg d'Oisans to l'Alpe d'Huez. 21 hair pins. 13.2km. Start at 744m, Summit 1815m. Average gradient 8.1%, sections of 12% over 100 meters.
Mottarone from lake Orta, Italy
It has been 7 years since I rode up this side of Mount Mottarone. This time I was just doing a return trip from Orta.
Coiremonte / Pisa
This is effectively a rest day. A little ride up to Coiromonte via the hair pins. Riding out of Pettenasco is hard - a series of steep ramps at 15% but by the Coiromonte climb I was warmed up a bit.
Col de Pré via Arêches, Beaufortain, French Alps
I was surprised to see that the main road is the one that goes to the lac St Guerin and the climb to the Col de Pré is just a backroad.
Der de der avec tot
Almost certainly the last ski tour for Tot this season. He climbed on boots to the summit on more or less solid snow.
Dent du Pra
Arriving in the Venetiers we were not at all surprised to see that it was wall to wall breakable crust. The wind had blown full hooligan and the sun and low cloud had done its work.
It's been a long time since I've skied from the summit of the Dent, 2015 was the last time I think but maybe I lost the appetite for NFZ (no fall zones) as the Americans call them.
Col de Marcieu Closing day
I decided to head up after work for a final ski at the Col de Marcieu. I was on classic skis and the tracks were made, more or less.
Grand Naves, Savoie, French Alps
The Grand Naves nordic ski area boasts 42km of trails prepared for both skating and classic skiing.
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