Pour débuter cette collection, quatre parcours effectués au départ de Chantemerle, Serre-Chevalier. L'endroit est idéal comme point de départ et offre des possibilités innombrables pour des sorties gravel engagé, et néanmoins tout à fait faisables, puisque je les ai effectuées sans entraînement.
Du plus facile au plus difficile : Névache, Lac d'Orceyrette, col du Lautaret et Janus / Montgenèvre. Des panoramas à vous couper le peu de souffle qui vous reste en montée ! Et à chaque fois des itinéraires offrant des terrains variés.
Remerciements et gratitude à Sergio pour avoir partagé avec nous certains de ses parcours favoris.
Under the experienced leadership of Sergio, this valley of Clarée and the waterfalls of Fontcouverte is a pure delight. At the opening, a small, steep and charming road that brought us to a viewpoint above the forts of Briançon. Then a bit of town, quickly another path, still a bit of circulating road (in the direction of Montgenèvre) and very quickly we reached the banks of the Clarée via a single twirling between the trees then on a magnificent track that led us to the very busy villages of Névache. Lunch break at the bakery in the second village - a real treat! and then we started the real climb, on the road, to Fontcouverte. And up to the Auberge a little above, which marks the end of the road. And turn around. facebook.com/sergio.cyclosport/posts/3326182650774750
This TéléSergio video to give you an overview of the magic of the Fontcouverte waterfall!
In Sergio and Claire's alpine garden - a true paradise for committed gravel lovers. The military road up to the forts, then the Janus - the climb was tough for me. Then the descent to Montgenèvre via the ski slopes. Pizza at the station, and off we go again for a good and beautiful bit of stony descent to the Alberts. Then a little dream single, a bridge from which thrill seekers and bunjee jumping enthusiasts soar ... swimming in the Guisane on the way back. And pressure on the terrace in the middle of the last arrivals of the prologue of the AlpesEpic. Dream day.
To take full view, as much as us or almost, watch the TéléSergio video, a splendor:
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The most pleasant gravel climb via the Clos des Puys and the Mélezin: no cars, very beautiful panoramas between the wooded and fresh portions. After the Mélezin, gravel descent to the hamlet of Ayes, and then a portion of the road to the superb Orceyrette lake. A happiness that this circuit. The Orceyrette torrent is a marvel, easy to access, and about 1.5 km before the lake there is a meadow with the possibility of parking your car, picnicking and playing with the children in the torrent so very quiet and shallow. Then the gravel track leads to the lake. We went back down through the hamlet of Ayes, where we stopped for a refreshment bar and a tartlet tasting, then headed for Vilar St Pancrace by the tarmac descent - easy peasy !!
Here is the TéléSergio video, to give you an overview of the beauty of Lake Orceyrette: facebook.com/sergio.cyclosport/posts/3332235550169460