Cycling In The French Alps £14

Eight classic cycle tours

A Cicerone Guide

By Paul Henderson

Published by Cicerone: 2 Police Square, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7PY.

A personal selection of eight Alpine routes, including the legendary Tour de France cols Galibier, Iseran and Izoard, but also little known charming places. From high mountains to rolling hills and limestone gorges, the routes are intended for fit and experienced riders.

Daily stages vary from between 50 and 80 kilometres, climbing between 1,000 and 1,500 metres, on average. The guide includes maps, profiles, route outlines, lists of facilities including accommodation and services, plus how to get there. Illstrated in colour.