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55 Cols/ Passes in Europe


A tour from Porugal to Switzerland over as many passes and cols as possible

4,593 km (2,854 miles) over 97 days from May 16, 2011 to August 20, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, 3-6 months, Alps, Pyrenees
Locales: Europe, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Year: 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/europe2011

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Werner Fischer - (contact)

Status: Completed Dec 2011
Last update: Saturday December 3, 2011 03:30 (US/Pacific)
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My first live snake I have seen so far half way up the hill. I have seen lots of dead ones


Table of Contents

                                          Why so many Cols / Passes

                                          Lisbon to Isaba 1330 km

                                          Isaba to Avignon 984 km

                                          Avignon to Martigny 744 km

                                          Martigny to Andermatt 590 km

                                          Andermatt to Guettingen 538 km

                                          Equipment List

                                          How is the preparation going

                                          What I will take

                                          Heading to Dwellingup

                                          Testing fully loaded bike

                                          Packed and ready

                                          PORTUGAL

                                          Arrived in Lisbon

                                          Lisbon

                                          Lisbon to Alpiarca

                                          Alpiarca to Ponte de Sor

                                          Ponte de Sor to Spanish border

                                          SPAIN

                                          Spanish Boarder to 50km past Valencia

                                          Day 5 & 6 50km past Valencia to Guadalupe

                                          Rest day in Guadalupe

                                          Guadalupe to Navahermoso

                                          Navahermoso to Tembleque

                                          Tembleque to Sacedon

                                          2 Rest days in Sacedon

                                          Sacedon to 45 km before Almazan

                                          45 km before Almazan to Almazan

                                          Almazan to Castejon: La Carrasca 1196 m

                                          Castejon to Lumbier: Lerga 754 m, Aibar 704 m

                                          Lumbier to Tardets ( France ): Iso 670 m, Port the Larrau 1573 m, Col d'Erroimendy 1362 m

                                          FRANCE

                                          Rest Days in Tardets: Too much rain

                                          Tardets to Bielle: Col du Marie Blanque 1035 m

                                          Bielle to Luz Saint Sauveur

                                          Rest Day in Luz Saint Sauveur: Waiting for better weather

                                          Luz Saint Sauveur to Arreau: Col de Tourmalet 2115m, Col d'Aspin 1489 m

                                          Spain

                                          Arreau to Vielha: Col de Peyresourde 1563 m, Col Du Portillon 1293 m

                                          Restday in Vielha

                                          Vielha to LLavorsi: What a beautiful day Port de laBonaigue 2072 m

                                          LLavorsi to La Farga de Moles: Port del Conto 1725 ,m

                                          Andorra

                                          La Farga de Moles to Ax les Thermes: Port d'Envalira 2407 m

                                          France

                                          Ax les Thermes to Axat: Col de Pailheres 2001 m

                                          Restday in Axat

                                          Axat to Carcassonne

                                          Restday in Carcassonne

                                          Carcassonne to Le Poujol-Sur-Orb: Col de Salettes 886 m, Col de Serrieres 678 m

                                          Le Poujol-Sur-Orb to Ganges: Col de Baraquede Bral 610 m

                                          Ganges to Avignon

                                          Restday in Avignon

                                          Second restday in Avignon

                                          Avignon to Sault: Col ND des Abeilles 996 m

                                          Sault to Mount Venteux and back: Mount Venteux 1909 m

                                          Sault to Digne -LesBains: Ferrassières 941 m, Col de l'Homme Mort 1212 m, Col de Macuègne 1068 m, Col de la Pigière 968 m

                                          Digne -Les-Bains to Les Thuiles: Col de I'Orme 734 m 2x, Col du Labouret 1240 m, Col de Maure 1346 m, Colaint Jean 1334 m

                                          Les Thuiles to Barcelonnette and Rest day

                                          Restday in Barcelonnette: Col d' Allos 2250 m

                                          Bacalonnette to Brunissard: Col de Vars 2109 m

                                          Brunissard to Le Monetiers les Bains: Col d'Izoard 2360 m

                                          Le Monetiers les Bains to Modane: Col du Lautaret 2058 m, Col du Galibier 2645 m, Col du Telegraphe 1566 m

                                          Modane to Bourg Saint Maurice: Col de la Madeleine 1746 m, Col de L'Iseran 2770 m

                                          Bourg Saint Maurice to Megeve: Cormet de Roselend 1968 m, Col de Meraillet 1605 m, Col des Sasises 1650 m

                                          Megeve to Martigny: Col des Montets 1461 m, Col de la Forclaz 1527 m

                                          Switzerland

                                          Martigny to Gt St Bernard back to Martigny: Col du Gt St Bernard 2473 m

                                          Martigny-Salvan-Martigny

                                          Restday in Martigny

                                          Martigny to Brig

                                          Brig to Ullrichen

                                          Urlichen to Hospental: Nufenen Pass 2478 m St Gotthard 2106 m

                                          Hospental - Innerkirchen: Furka Pass 2436 m Grimsel Pass 2165m

                                          Innertkirchen to Andermatt: Susten Pass 2224 m Schoellenschlucht 1447 m

                                          Andermatt to Thusis: Oberalp Pass 2046 m

                                          Thusis to Savognin

                                          Savognin to Samedan

                                          Restday in Samedan

                                          Samedan to Ramosch

                                          AUSTRIA

                                          Ramosch to Landeck

                                          Landeck to Dornbirn: Arlberg Pass 1800 m, Flexen Pass 1773 m, Hochtannenberg Pass 1675 m, Losenpass 1140 m

                                          Dornbirn to Güttingen

                                          SWITZERLAND

                                          Güttingen to Stein am Rhein and back

                                          Güttingen: Schwägalp pass 1300 m

                                          Flying around South Germany

                                          Around the Bodensee

                                          I'm home again


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