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French Alps 2015

A month in the Rhone-Alpes and northern Provence

By Scott Anderson & Rachael Anderson
1,341 miles (2,158 km) over 33 days between May 22, 2015 and Jun. 23, 2015
Our best laid plans heart 3
That was then heart 3
This is now heart 3
Gear Shift heart 3
Primed for some action heart 1
Arrival in Geneva heart 10
To Annecy: Over Mont Saleve heart 5
At Annecy: A loop through the Bornes Massif heart 6
To Le Bourget du Lac: Over Cret de Chatillon/La Semnoz heart 3
To St Pierre d'Entremont: Over Col de l'Epine/into Chartreuse heart 11
Hiking in the Chartreuse: Cirque de St Meme/Le Chateau heart 7
To Saint Julien en Vercors: In which we receive a bonus pass, at no extra charge heart 6
To Pont en Royans: Along the Combe Laval heart 13
Day ride from Pont en Royans: An arduous ride through the Coulmes Massif heart 15
To Crest: Entering the Drome heart 8
To Nyons: Pas du Lauzens / Col de la Saussens heart 11
To Sault: Over the Windy Mountain heart 14
To Forcalquier: Lulled to sleep by a kletzmer street band heart 12
To Moustiers Ste Marie: Across the Valensole Plateau heart 5
To Castellane: Traversing the Grand Canyon of the Verdon heart 12
To Puget-Theniers: Col de St Barnabe / Clue de St Auban heart 11
To Villars-Colmars: Approaching the high Alps heart 10
Bonus photo album: The windows of Entrevaux heart 14
At Villars-Colmars: Col des Champs / Rest day heart 15
To Barcelonnette: Over Col d'Allos heart 11
At Barcelonnette: Up to Cime de la Bonette heart 25
To Guillestre: On the low route, dodging the rain heart 14
To Briancon: Over Col d'Izoard heart 11
In Briancon: Finally, a rest day heart 8
To Saint Jean de Maurienne: Over Col du Galibier heart 33
At Saint Jean de Maurienne: Over Col de la Croix de Fer heart 19
To Moutiers: Over Col de la Madeleine heart 13
To Beaufort sur Duron: Over Cormet de Roselend heart 12
At Beaufort sur Duron: Loop ride to Albertville and Ugine heart 8
To La Clusaz: Col des Saisies / Col des Aravis heart 23
To Thonon les Bains: Over Col de la Columbiere heart 17
And back to Geneva: A lazy day along Lac Leman heart 6
Returning to Portland heart 0
A last look back: Some random thoughts on the tour of a lifetime heart 0
Panorama shots: Various images from along the way heart 10
A few summit shots: A look back on the high points of the tour heart 2