August 09th – 11th 2017 ~ 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

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 referendum, the organisation that is of most interest to … Continue reading August 09th – 11th 2017 ~ 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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August 6th – 8th 2017 ~ 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

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 beside the Mediterranean Sea, so I figured it must … Continue reading August 6th – 8th 2017 ~ 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 4th – 5th 2017 ~ 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

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. It is so high it is one of the … Continue reading August 4th – 5th 2017 ~ 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 3rd 2017 ~ Following in the footsteps of Hannibal and his army in 218 BC by climbing the Col du Petit Saint Bernard from Bourg Saint Maurice

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 concluded that Hannibal and his army of 30,000 men, … Continue reading August 3rd 2017 ~ Following in the footsteps of Hannibal and his army in 218 BC by climbing the Col du Petit Saint Bernard from Bourg Saint Maurice

August 1st 2017 ~ Climbing to the Alpine ski resort of La Plagne where Stephen Roche collapsed and needed oxygen before winning the 1987 Tour de France

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 wonder as it was on … Continue reading August 1st 2017 ~ Climbing to the Alpine ski resort of La Plagne where Stephen Roche collapsed and needed oxygen before winning the 1987 Tour de France