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Selected photos from my ride from Florence, Italy to Bern, Switzerland

Old 06-13-19, 05:27 PM
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Selected photos from my ride from Florence, Italy to Bern, Switzerland

In May/June, 2019 I rode from Florence, Italy to Bern, Switzerland via the French Alps. It took just short of 4 weeks and featured spectacular terrain, wonderful people, and fabulous memories.

I've culled through the nearly 2000 photos I took and have selected 56 pictures to provide some idea of what the ride offered.
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Looks like you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos. I camped in Martigny and climbed up the Col del la Forclaz to see the finish of a stage of the TDF. Also watched a finish in Bern two days prior to that. Wish I had more time to see the area as you did. Canít wait to get back there.
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Excellent adventure and wonderful photos. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Looks like you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos. I camped in Martigny and climbed up the Col del la Forclaz to see the finish of a stage of the TDF. Also watched a finish in Bern two days prior to that. Wish I had more time to see the area as you did. Canít wait to get back there.
I saw this sign at the start of the climb from Martigny up to the Forclaz pass and thought how hard it would have been to ride up it instead of down. I'm impressed!

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I left all my gear at the campground. Still, it was an all out effort, but well worth it.
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Very nice, reminds me of those old-fashioned souvenir post-card-type books. Heh, those cols would kill me for sure.
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Well done.

On another note, I might just find myself heading that way next year.
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Very nice selection, they give a very nice overview of the whole trip and the range of landscapes you rode through.
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Thank you raybo for the nice photography. As an antique or vintage randonneur and an armchair National Geographic enthusiast I really enjoyed your visuals. The rain days you encountered were much appreciated by yourself I imagine. Regards.
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