Kamenache and Houli
decided to go for a ride in the alps. Houli told Kamenache they would ride from
Geneva to Nice but we had an open mind but limited time. Kamenaches initial
thought was that if we had to carry the bikes, we could not do more than 100
ascent. In the end we did 1000m ascents with no trouble and very light rucksacks.
The aim was to follow the
GR5 from St Gingolph to join the Tour of Mont Blanc. Some sections of the GR5
have no riding so we took alternative routes that had good riding. However some
sections inevetably had long portages and ascents by foot, however this was an
alpine journey not just a bike ride. The tour of Mont Blanc was done anti-clockwise
and had very good riding, again sections of portage to the high Cols were
To travel light we
took very little clothing, our cycling cloths, spare top, shorts and thermal t-shirt,
waterproofs, credit card and toothbrush.
Lack of planning
leads to adventures. Travel light, travel fast and enjoy.