Cycling in France - French Alps & the Jura (Chapter)
This is the French Alps & the Jura chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling France guidebook.
Known as the cols du courage, the French Alps present a unique set of cycling challenges. The seemingly endless climbs and dizzying descents demand a reasonably high level of fitness and some solid biking skills. Your reward? Glorious views and adrenaline rushes galore.
- on top of the world: conquering the Alpe d'Huez
- transport and accommodation
- don't look down: teeter on the edge of the Gorges da la Bourne
- nose around the hilltop, medieval-fortified village of Nozeroy
Coverage includes: French Alps, History, Environment, Climate, The Jura, Getting to/from the Rides, Vercors Contrasts, High Cols of the Tour de France, Towns & Facilities.