Thursday, October 21, 2010

Summer Trip; 15 July to 14 October, 2010

Alan and Cyane were in France, Switzerland, and Italy.

We biked from Champoly, Rhone-Alpes Region, France to Trieste, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Province, Italy with a total distance of about 1,500 kilometers.
About a third was in France, a third in Switzerland, and a third in Italy - each 500 kilometers.
We started at about 350 meters above sea level and ended at sea level.
In between, the highest passes in Switzerland went to 2,400 meters and even above.
The map below is the route we biked, with markers showing each day's stage.
Nights were spent at youth hostels, camping, or with friends.

View Alan and Cyane Hike Around Mt Blanc in a larger map

The second map above shows the hike around Mt Blanc, which was about 180 kilometers long, starting at Chamonix in France and proceeding counter-clockwise to Courmayeur in Italy and Champex in Switzerland. Total elevation gain and loss was about 10,000 meters or 10 kilometers.

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