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Cycling in Savoie Mont Blanc: 1 jour, 1 col

There are 68 passes and remarkable climbs in Savoie Mont Blanc and, between 16th June and 24th August 2013, 14 of them will be dedicated to cycling and will be closed to cars in the morning, so cycling enthusiasts can practice their sport safely. Now in its third year, “1 jour, 1 col” attracts more and more participants. When the event is on a Sunday, it is also open to e-bikes. 1 jour, 1 col Like last year, it starts with the Relais du Mont du Chat. The 2013 1 jour, 1 col includes two new passes: Salève and Galibier. Entertainments are organised around each climb. There is no need to register, it is open to anyone and is free. Sunday 16th June: Relais du Mont du Chat Saturday 22nd June: Cormet de Roselend – Sunday 23 June: Col des Aravis côté Giettaz Saturday 29th June: le Salève Thursday 4th July: Col du Galibier – Saturday 6 July: Col des Glières – Sunday 7 July: Col de l’Iseran Friday 12th July: Col de Pierre Carrée Sunday 28th July: Col de Joux Plane Friday 2nd August: Col du Glandon Friday 16th August: Col de la Croix de Fer – Sunday 18 August: Col de la Ramaz Thursday 22nd August: Col de la Madeleine – Saturday 24 August: Col du Champlaurent/Grand Cucheron

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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