French Alps rides?

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Dalai wrote:Nice report again pastronef. I plan on riding Col d’Agnel, just from the French side...


a little easier than the Italian side


@ enda marron

if you base yourself in the Maurienne valley, riding the Alpe could be a hard task. after you climbed it (and before it the Galibier), you get at least the Glandon to go back to the other side.
from the Maurienne you can reach le Col de la Madeleine, from la Chambre.

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by dolophonic

Did it from the French side a while ago but it was snowed in at the top. Heading back tomorrow hoping to get up the Italian side this time.
Did you just do it as an out and back ?
Will have a bit of time around those parts this month. If anyone is going to be in the area PM me.. lets ride. :D

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dolophonic wrote:Did it from the French side a while ago but it was snowed in at the top. Heading back tomorrow hoping to get up the Italian side this time.
Did you just do it as an out and back ?


yes, i just went to Sampeyre with my car (31 km to the summit) and went up and back to the car.

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summer is here again. so let's plan some rides.

I live near Turin and I plan to get to S.Jean de Maurienne-La Chambre, for 1 day, last week of June. Sleep there the night before and ride both sides of the Madeleine in the morning, and in the afternoon the north side of the Croix de Fer via the Glandon, descending in the same valley on the other route.

And maybe the week before I go ride both sides on Petit Saint Bernand from Courmayeur to Bourg St. Maurice and back.

Last week of July 1 day to cote d'azur in Menton to ride Castillon-Turini-Braus etc.

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by airwise

If you are there, don't miss the Chaussy.

And climbing the Madeleine from the South, don't take the main road up from Le Chambre - the alternative route is vastly more interesting and far less busy.

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airwise wrote:If you are there, don't miss the Chaussy.

And climbing the Madeleine from the South, don't take the main road up from Le Chambre - the alternative route is vastly more interesting and far less busy.


where is the Chaussy?

and for the Madeleine I see there is a secondary road that joins the main road in Longchamp

thanks

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by airwise

The Chaussy is on the road from St Jean to La Chambre - it climbs up on the right up the Rue des Lacets from Montvernier.

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by VNTech

Since we're on the subject of Alps, any WW's based out of Annecy? I work out of here for the summer, would be great to meet up and get some rides in. I travel quite a bit, obviously, but will be around for most of August and the end of June.
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by Dalai

pastronef wrote:summer is here again. so let's plan some rides.


I enjoyed meeting and riding with you last year pastronef. If only I could get to the Alps again this year...

Look forward to hearing about these rides, as I didn't get to ride the Madeleine from the South and Glandon or Croix de Fer from the north last year.

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Dalai wrote:
pastronef wrote:summer is here again. so let's plan some rides.


I enjoyed meeting and riding with you last year pastronef. If only I could get to the Alps again this year...

Look forward to hearing about these rides, as I didn't get to ride the Madeleine from the South and Glandon or Croix de Fer from the north last year.


thanks Dalai, I will write something abourt the rides.

@CaleyFretz: let's see if we can meet in Albertville after the Tour

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VNTech wrote:Since we're on the subject of Alps, any WW's based out of Annecy? I work out of here for the summer, would be great to meet up and get some rides in. I travel quite a bit, obviously, but will be around for most of August and the end of June.


Well, not based. But, I will be in Annecy a couple of weeks at the end of August. Would love to meet and ride (with other weenies as well!!)

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Sounds good! Anybody coming through town, just PM me.
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maybe thursday i'll be in Bourg Saint Maurice, cormet de roselend on the cards.
i wanted to ride Col d'Agnel on the italian side. but the forecast is rain, i don't want to freeze up there with the cows :mrgreen:

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VNTech wrote:Sounds good! Anybody coming through town, just PM me.


Wish I'd seen your post before I was down there for a week earlier in the month. Been there before riding and got out a good few times this month - Semnoz from all angles, Forclaz from both sides, L'Epine, Arravis, Mardassiers, Croix Fry etc. Epic riding around there.
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by xcnick

I stayed in Aix Les Bains in July for a week and rode out to see 2 stages of the Tour-Grand Colombier and the stage that went over the Granier. My first time in the Alps and I had the best time ever! What a perfect place to stay Aix Les Bains is- I did Semnoz, Mt Revard, Grand Colombier, Col du Granier, L'Epine, Mt Chat (ouch!)

Good to hear the weather is still good in September as i'm planning to return :thumbup:

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