Cycling in the French Alps : Selected Cycle Tours, Paperback

Cycling in the French Alps : Selected Cycle Tours Paperback


A guidebook describes nine challenging yet picturesque cycle tours in the French Alps - eight circuits of roughly one week, plus the two-week 'Grand Traverse' from Geneva to Nice.

The classic high passes of the French Alps are included, the routes covered are Tours of the Ain, Chablais-Aravis, Mont Blanc, Chartreuse-Bauges, Belledonne, Ecrins-Grandes Rousses, Southern pre-Alps including Mont Ventoux and the Grand Traverse of the French Alps. The cycle tours are divided into day stages - generally 50-80km per day, with an average of 1000-1500m height gain.

Although all the tours are in mountain areas, the scenery - from the rolling hills of the Bugey to the dramatic limestone gorges of the Chartreuse or the snowy peaks of the Ecrins - is extremely varied.

The route is outlined for each day stage, together with profiles and a list of facilities and services.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, colour photographs and maps
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cycling
  • ISBN: 9781852845513



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