Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bergs, Cols, Passos, Sierras, Altos and Picos...



After our seven months Grand Tour of Europe, I find myself back in Australia. It is nice to be back and I can't wait to get back on my bike.

My last ride was in Spain, over two weeks ago and although we have been slowing down since we got to Portugal, my legs seem to be feeling the effects of non-riding and are now holding protests with massive cramps in the middle of the night. Work that one out...

Anyway, I did my last ride on the 24th, the stunning Jaizkbel, when the kilometre count went over 9,000 with more than 150,000 m of climbing. It was not a bad thing to slow things down while I am trying to work out what to do next.

To illustrate what this Tour was about, here is a list of the climbs we planned to do and some that we found on the way. But I must say, there are so many more around the place that many times during our trip we talked about changing our plans and extending our stay to be able to ride more of them...

...call me a cycling-gourmand.

Germany Hutberg, Wiesenweg, Friedrich G. Keller, Patrovillenweg, Hainbundstrase 23, Reinhauser Landstrase 997




Belgium Le Feuille, Kapelleberg, Koppenberg, Rue Belle Vue, Rue du Frene, Mur de Huy, Col du Maquisard, Mont-Theux, Cote de La Redoute







Holland Cauberg, Schweiberg




Switzerland Oberalppass




Italy Ghisallo da Bellagio, Colma di Sormano, Via Bernardo Gaggini, Portofino Hill, Ruta da Rapallo, Via Della Cinque Terre, Pumpino, Montecatini, Campo Imperatore, Passo Lanciano, Blockhaus, Monte Grappa Da Romano, Croce d'Aune, Passo di Fedaia (Marmolada), Passo Pordoi, Passo Campolongo, Passo Sella, Passo di Gardena, Limone "Hausberg" sul Garda, Passo Campiano, Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia, Mortirolo, Cipressa, Poggio







France Struthof, Ballon d'Alsace, Col de Bussang, Col de Hundsruck, Grand Ballon, Route Joffre, Col de La Madone, Col de Fontaille, Col du Buisson, Col du Faux, Col de Lalouvesc, Col de Juvenet, Col du Marchand, Col d'Allos, Col de Cayolle, Col des Champs, Col de La Bonette, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez, Col de La Madaleine, Col du Glandon, Col de Croix Fer, La Toussuire, Col du Mollard, Col de Chaussy, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, Col du Granier, Col de La Cruix Fry, Col des Aravis, Col de La Colombiere, Col de St Jean de Sixt, Col du Buisson, Mount Ventoux, Col de La Gineste, Col de Pailheres, Col du Chioula, Montee de Bonascre, Plateau de Beille, Port de Lers, Col de Paguere, Col de Peyresourde, Peyregudes, Col d'Aspin, Col de Val Louron-Azet, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Col du Tourmalet, Col de Labays, Col de Marie-Blanque, Col de Lie, Col de Ichere, Col du Soulour, Col du Albisque







Spain Aisa, Hoz de Jaca, Portalet, Capdella, Coll de Serra Seca, Coll de Jou, Puerto de Navacerrada, La Bola del Mundo, Pena Negra, Piedrahita, La Covatilla, Alto d'Angliru, Lagos Covadonga, Urkiola, Kampazar, Karabieta, Alto Ixua, Alto Arrate, Jaizkibel





Portugal Castelo de Trevin, Nossa Senhora da Graca






Cheers everyone and thanks Groover, you were the best!


3 comments:

Groover said...

Did we really do all this?

Ana Luiza said...

Hello Beto nice to heard from you ,l am glad that you are very well . Now l was hearing in the radio about one Brazilian call Alexandre he is doing now cycling around Africa he is the only one Brazilian he said thats is pretty hard the hill are very difficult , anyway wellcome to Australia , l hope see you soon here in Brazil , say hello to Sandra . take care Ana Luiza

Hollis said...

This is cool!

 
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