St Jean de Maurienne to La Clusaz

185 mi (37 km), 11,000 ft vertical (3,350 m)

The view from Ted and Timothy’s hotel window. A nondescript neighborhood away from the town center.

The main climb of the day, Col de la Madeleine (1,993 m, 6,539 ft). Some tough climbing at the beginning. Easier grades towards the top.

Mark, Pam and Craig at the top.

Oscar, Pieter, Ted and Timothy.

Mai arrives.

Having descended off Madeleine, the route follows a valley heading towards Albertville. Here, passing through the town of Esserts Blay.

Can’t get enough of these French towns. Here passing a church.

Looking back.

Cute French houses dot the landscape.