La Bérarde – FR

In France, Mountains, Short Rides, Tablet IOS/Android by Phil

A wonderful Alpine valley ride that takes you about as far from civilization as its possible to go in the French Alps. Starting just east of Le Bourg-d’Oisans the roads are very easy until the village of Venosc where we start the climbing. Some steep sections are to be had for a short while before the road once again eases off while you follow the mountain stream towards the glacier’s that feed it. After some kilometres there is the toughest part of the ride with another steep section of hairpins that take you up to about the same height as l’Alpe d’Huez & the village of St Christophe en Oisans. Once past this town your into the wilderness & a fairly easy ride to the end of the valley at La Bérarde where some of the highest peaks surround you such as the mighty Meije

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