Tour de Mont Blanc.
Cheers for the helpful replies 🙂
Most interested in route advice. We aren’t in any hurry and want to take lots of photos. Don’t mind using lifts, trains or climbing on the road. Any must not miss sections and any best avoided sections?
Also did you guys go supported or unsupported? We are going to stay in huts.
I will sit back and watch Tom’s video.Posted 1 year ago
Timid a lot of people stay in towns / villages, more choice of hotels / facilities and allows any support vehicle to meet up. There will be a bit of road climbing (eg from below Champex du Lac up to Col Ferret). Tony/Jedi from UK Bike Skills did it (again) in 2015 and put up a lot of photos on his fb (we saw his group roll into St Gervais on their final leg as we where riding in Les Houches/Chamonix that day also).
To whet your appetite here is a photo from Val du Ferret which is lovely, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, summer pastures, small chapel (we did a day around the area from Verbier driving up to Champex then towards the Col)
Posted 1 year agooldnpastitSubscriber
Cheeky thread resurrection: a friend has persuaded me to give this a go.
One question: if I fly into Geneva airport with a bike inside a bike bag, what do people do with their bike bag for the ~4 days or so until they return?
(More serious problem is that my superior weight-to-power ratio may need to be looked at….).Posted 1 year ago
We skipped the Aiguille Rouge section but maybe someone with better local knowledge knows better, there wasn’t too much info about when I did it.
There are reasons for going clock or anti clock but personally I think clockwise wins as most walkers are going the other way and will see you.
It’s worth taking a good look at the map as there are a few points where the walking route follows paths that are unrideable as climbs but can be bypassed by landy tracks. The col de la Balme from le Tour for example. We also had to take alternative routes at other points due to poor weather so be ready for that.
Oh and Bovine. Just grin and bear it, it’s over pretty soon and under no circumstances be tempted by the Col de la Fenetre. That way madness lies…Posted 1 year ago
(More serious problem is that my superior weight-to-power ratio may need to be looked at….).
Proper bike bag maybe too big for left luggage but worth asking. Based on cost and transfers to/from Chamonix it may be cheaper to rent a car and leave it in the boot.Posted 1 year ago
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