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Entries filed under 'Tour de France'

    Cycling Mt. Ventoux - An Epic Adventure

    In part 2 of our adventure cycling series, we rejoin Tim in his epic quest to conquer one of the cycling world's most iconic and thrilling mountain rides--Provence's Mt. Ventoux ... Onto Provence! After a week of climbing the most iconic cycling routes in the French Alps, our transfer day translated to a much-desired rest day. I had already hit the peaks of my cycling career, topping out on Alpe D’Huez, summiting the stunning Col du Galibier and punishing through the long grueling ascent of ...

    Posted by andrewk on November 19, 2010 8:36 PM & Tagged Cycling, Mt. Ventoux, Provence, REI Adventures, Tour de France and Travel | permalink | Comments

    An Epic Day of Cycling in the French Alps

    What's it like for mere mortals to cycle up the famed Alpe d'Huez? Last month, REI Adventures staff member Tim L. found out during our Epic Cycling Climbs of France trip. Cycling some of the mountain stages of the Tour de France has always been one of Tim’s lifelong dreams and, after training hard on the rolling hills of Seattle for 6 months, he was prepared to turn those dreams into reality.  In today’s blog, Tim describes his climb up Alpe d’Huez, one of the Tour’s truly spectacular and ...

    Posted by andrewk on October 27, 2010 5:25 PM & Tagged Alpe d'Huez, Cycling, France, REI Adventures and Tour de France | permalink | Comments

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