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Bicycling in France -- Ken Roberts : October 2002

Col du Galibier is a mountain pass in the Alps near Grenoble and Bourg d'Oisans, Valloire, and St-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Its road is linked with Col de Telegraphe, and is often included in the famous Tour de France race.  Another famous mountain pass nearby is the Col de Croix de Fer.

looking up to Col du Galibier

looking up to the Col -- the lower pass in the middle -- from the north on the road from Valloire


view of the ridge running west from the Col

(click on it to see a bigger image)

ridge west from the Col
mountain to the East

mountain to the east of the road -- the Grand Galibier

made it up to the Col du Galibier -- with snow

Mont Blanc on horizon above the handlebars

Col du Galibier
La Meije

La Meije and other peaks -- southwest toward La Grave

view north from Col du Galibier

view North from Col du Galibier
another road to the East

road not taken -- east toward Refuge des Rochilles to left, with Pointe des Banchets and Pointe des Cerces beyond.  

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