Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 3

A buffet breakfast in a remote place almost 2100 m above sea level is a great way to start the day. Reached the high point of my tour – Grand Col de Ferret, ~2550m. Not the view I expected though. This is also the border between Switzerland and Italy. Arrivederci Svizzera! Had some very good mountain biking (km 10-20 in the Strava track). Mostly level trail, good quality, great views. Continue…

Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 2

After having ridden the cable car all day yesterday, I feel like today is the first day of proper biking. Started with the descend to Trient, followed by several ascents and descents, that I’ve lost track. What I can say is I’ve ridden (or pushed my bike) on all types of surfaces, but the main one was steep gnarly rocky rooty trail. And yes, I’ve pushed my bike up and Continue…

Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 1

This blog has been neglected for the past year due to… let’s say activity reprioritization. Or temporal resources deficit. Anyway, I’ll try to get up to date and I’ll start with this year’s epic adventure: doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) on a bike.  For whoever’s not familiar with the TMB (hi mom!), it’s a very popular hiking route going around the Mont Blanc massif. It crosses troix pays: Continue…

Biking the Fagaras Ridge

The queen is dead, long live the queen! After bringing home my new bike, I wanted to properly introduce her to the mountains of Romania. I already knew the best place for this: the legendary Fagaras ridge trail. Not all of it obviously, but I read the Eastern side is suitable on a bike. I planned a route starting from the city of Fagaras. Got there by train on Friday Continue…

Colorado Trail Epilogue and Logistics

Aug 30 This was another reserve day, in case of unforeseen problems. But as everything turned out perfect, I had a day of rest and relaxation. Hoped to try some whitewater kayaking, but unfortunately, due to the drought in the area, the river was too low and no water sports were possible. So I just checked out Durango and bought some souvenirs. I couldn’t find a Colorado Trail t-shirt anywhere, Continue…