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Day 21: Il Muros Challenge!

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On the Road – Distance: 109km I 68miles I Elevation: 2164m I 7100ft We leave Piedmont today as we headed up into the hills of an area known as the Oltrepo Pavese. This name refers to its geographic position to the south of the mighty Po River and in the proximity of the university city […]

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Day 14: No Turning Back Now!

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On the Road –  Alpe d’Huez: Distance – 128km I 80miles I 3689m I 12,103ft This was by far the toughest ride day of the trip so far….we climbed almost 5 Cols: Col de Cornillon, Col d’Ornon,  Alpe d’Huez and 1/2 of Col de Lautaret!… over 12,000ft of climbing. Last night though was fun staying […]

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Day 13: Transition to the Alps

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On the Road – Distance: 111km I 69miles I Elevation: 2179km I 7149ft Heading north up through the foothills of the Alps we rode into the Drȏme region. The mountains loomed all around us as we aimed for Chichilianne, a tiny French town nestled in a valley between the Vercors and Écrins National Parks. The […]

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Day 12: Slayed the Giant Again!

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On the Road –  Ventoux – Distance: 123km I 76 miles I Elevation: 2366m I 7762ft Today we headed north towards the Alps. After a coffee in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where we grabbed some bottles for a later tasting…. our route skirted the ‘Giant of Provence’, otherwise known as Mont Ventoux. Whilst we don’t imagine that Hannibal […]