Serre Chevalier in the Hautes Alpes has some of the best cycling in Europe - and, once again, Briancon has been chosen as a stage centre for the Tour de France, with the inclusion of the brutal climb to the Col de Granon at 2413m taking place on 13th July, for only the second time in the race's history, the first being back in 1986. Our Tech (and Cycle) Editor has put together a guide to some of the best cycle routes and cols you can ride. This guide is in three sections, firstly the classic cols in an around Briancon Serre Chevalier, then those further away and, lastly, off road / VTT / MTB routes...Discover More
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We were due to return to the UK beginning of August but Ullr's Rabies vax was out of date so we had to wait for three weeks after his jab before we can travel back so back out up the Cols...
Serre Chevalier is surrounded by the stuff of boy's dreams, high-altitude fortresses that you can still explore, however, they are often not easy to access and just remain on the bucket list.
Europe is in the middle of a heatwave and there are still four months to the start of next winter's ski season. So who knows what depths of snow next winter will bring ? Maybe the ants...
Stage 11 will not be forgotten with the day's racing as monumental as it was back in' 86 when the Tour last raced up the Granon with Bernard Hinault losing the yellow jersey to Greg LeMond...
The week started with Cols Reserves, both sides of Col du Izoard & Galibier with the Granon in between, then a hot ride back from Alpe D'Huez, and finally L'Étape du Tour...
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