Guía de ruta en bicicleta por los alpes franceses - Cicerone

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Cycling in the French Alps.
En bicicleta por los Alpes Franceses.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Ocho rutas clásicas en bicicleta.
Autor: Paul Henderson.
1ª Edición.
Publicada: 17 Noviembre 2005.
Páginas 224.
Mapas 9.
Fotos 98.
Dimensiones 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm.
Front Cover (1).
Location Map (1).
Overview Maps (1).
Sample Routes (2).
Sample Photos (3).
Seasons: Mid-April to mid-October (areas below1500m); mid-May to end September (over 1500m); November to March too cold! Centres: Lyon, Geneva, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Martigny, Grenoble, St Jean-de-Maurienne, Barcelonnette, Nice. Difficulty: Difficult (aimed at fit and experienced cyclists). Average distance 50–80km/stage (1000–1500m average height gain/stage). Must See: Mountain views; unspoilt villages; French cuisine; following the Tour de France routes; a hot shower at the end of the day!
The guide presents a personal selection of the most picturesque cycling routes through the mountains of south-east France. The eight tours - seven circuits plus the ''Grand Traverse'' from Geneva to Nice - include the ''classic'' high passes of the French Alps (Galibier, Iseran, Izoard, etc) as well as many lesser known areas of the pre-Alps and Southern Jura.

Although all the tours are in mountain areas, the scenery - from the rolling hills of the Bugey to the dramatic limestone gorges of the Chartreuse or the snowy peaks of the Ecrins - is extremely varied. Without neglecting the ''must-see'' places, the tours have been designed to take you through the secret corners and forgotten backwaters of the regions described; even amongst the most awe-inspiring mountains, it is often the more discreet facets of the countryside that reveal an area''s true charm.