Thonon les Bains to Lons le Saunier ~ Here on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is the solution to the UK’s Brexit turmoil

August 09th – 11th 2017 (Days 93 – 95) The photo of the day shows the famous water jet in Lake Geneva with Geneva itself in the background. Geneva is home to the headquarters of many international organisations such as the Red Cross and the European headquarters of the United Nations. But following the Brexit … Continue reading Thonon les Bains to Lons le Saunier ~ Here on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is the solution to the UK’s Brexit turmoil

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Saint Jean de Sixt to Thonon les Bains ~ Finally make it to Lake Geneva after 3 weeks and 3 days on the Route des Grandes Alpes

August 6th – 8th 2017 (Days 90 – 92) Today's photo shows hundreds of boats in the marina in Thonon les Bains beside Lake Geneva. The Route des Grandes Alpes finishes in Thonon les Bains but as to where it ends exactly I wasn't too sure off. The Route starts at the Casino in Menton … Continue reading Saint Jean de Sixt to Thonon les Bains ~ Finally make it to Lake Geneva after 3 weeks and 3 days on the Route des Grandes Alpes

Bourg Saint Maurice to Saint Jean de Sixt ~ There are lots of incredible sights on the Route des Grandes Alpes but few are as impressive as Mont Blanc

August 4th – 5th 2017 (Days 88 – 89) Today's photo of the day shows Mont Blanc as viewed from the road up to the Col des Saisies near the small mountain village of Hauteluce. At 4,808m in altitude, it is the highest mountain in Europe and it really dominates this part of the Alps. … Continue reading Bourg Saint Maurice to Saint Jean de Sixt ~ There are lots of incredible sights on the Route des Grandes Alpes but few are as impressive as Mont Blanc

Col du Petit Saint Bernard ~ Following in the footsteps of Hannibal and his army as they cross the Alps into Italy in 218 BC

August 2nd – 3rd 2017 (Days 86 – 87) Today's photo shows Hannibal crossing the Alps in 218 BC on his way to attack the Roman army in Italy.  The exact route that Hannibal took across the Alps has mystified historians for the last 2,000 years but after carrying out considerable research last year, I … Continue reading Col du Petit Saint Bernard ~ Following in the footsteps of Hannibal and his army as they cross the Alps into Italy in 218 BC

La Plagne ~ Climbing to the Alpine ski resort where Stephen Roche collapsed and needed oxygen before winning the 1987 Tour de France

August 1st 2017 (Day 85) Today's photo shows Stephen Roche and Pedro Delgado at the start of the climb to La Plagne during the 1987 Tour de France. The photo above is taken from Cycle Sport magazine and includes a quote from Roche in which he says "I will never forget La Plagne". And no … Continue reading La Plagne ~ Climbing to the Alpine ski resort where Stephen Roche collapsed and needed oxygen before winning the 1987 Tour de France