Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: Finding Adventure In The Alps

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Words & Photography Anthony Pease

Turn your back on the uplifts of the Alpine honeypots and a whole world of adventure, hidden trails, mountain top restaurants (and endless hike-a-bike) awaits. 

There had been childlike excitement building up over the previous few weeks. Texts and messages flying back and forth between Wales and France. Talk about kit choices, what tyres will be best, how and where will we eat, how much money will be needed, what’s the weather like in the Alps now? The questions just kept coming. It’s not like I haven’t been on an adventure before, hell, I’ve been on plenty. This time though I wasn’t organising it and, in all honesty, I’d done very little planning for what we were about to do. I’d merely booked some tickets to Geneva, packed my camera gear in my rucksack and filled any remaining space with what I hoped would be enough for a week’s riding. 

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