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Cycling in France - French Alps & the Jura (Chapter)

2nd Edition Sep 2009

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.

  • maps
  • 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.

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