Almost every amateur sports cyclist dreams of winding his way up the legendary mountains of the Tour de France at least once. We also wanted to experience what it feels like to climb the heights where legends are made! Alpe d’Huez, the Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer and Mont Ventoux were at the very top of our to-do list.
Words and photos by Markus Remscheid
Translation by Sophie Schlondorff
Nice addition: About 2 km before reaching the top of the Croix de Fer pass, you come to a small junction to the Col du Glandon. This gives you the chance to “check off” yet another major name – practically just in cycling by.