In Alps, Cycling France, French Alps

This mountain has been used 15 times in the Tour de France, with the stage most often ending up Alp d’Huez. We approached the summit from Le Bourg-d’Oisans. The views along the way are amazing.

Each village or townlet in France seems to have a public spring fed water stop. Very friendly for cyclists.

Cool cool water

You can see here how an ancient goat path between villages later became the road.

Bridges old and new

The top:

La Croix de Fer

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