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Climb the French Cols with Muggs

Muggaccinos is again climbing the famous French Cols this Sept  -  $4,700 for 18 days in France – all inclusive – ‘no middleman’

Climbing in France

Since 1976 BUG has held a hilly endurance ride each Sunday, as well as visited about 20 country towns over long w’ends etc, involving longish day rides and revelry and merriment ‘After Dark’.  Also visited ‘Tour DownUnder’ in SA and spent 18 days climbing in the Rhone Alps last Sept.  The 1st of its Ten Commandments is “Hills are your Friends and Mountains are your Mates!”.

Each fine Sunday morn’ a dozen or more Muggs’ cyclists ride a different published on-road route, usually exceeding 100 clicks, with shorter options, from Nth Turramurra, Hornsby or St Ives to Nosh Stops on Sydney’s satellite outposts eg Galston, Mt White, Palm Beach ferry to the Central Coast, Windsor, Kurrajong.  Every third month, they either ride out West from Mt. Annan on Tour de Macarthur to Warragamba Dam and Picton, or start from Sutherland to ride the Royal National Park or down to Bulli and back. publishes a weekly on-line issue of “The Bullsheet” which provides a –

(a) detailed Ride Description of the pending Sunday ride; and

(b) comical post-ride “wrap-up” and pics of the previous Sunday’s ride.

LHS of Muggaccinos’ home page provides a URL to 2013 France Rhone Alps – 2nd Tour de Conquer and 18 Days In France Itinerary and 16 Days Climbs Schedule from
Friday, 6 Sept ’13 to Sat, 21 Sept ’13 (inclusive) split between Two Base Camps to climb all the famous Sommets and Cols in the Rhone Alps (incl. Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne, Les Deux Alpes, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, Col de la Madeleine).  18 Days Budget Is Less Than $5,000 provides a link to worksheet 2013 – 18 days Budget’ in Excel file ‘Distances_Gradients_$Costs-2013.xlsx‘.  Each interested climber books his/her own air ticket, buys their own train tickets upon arrival at Lyon or Geneva, pays their camp fees, bike rental etc.

If you might want to join Muggaccinos’ riders this Sept on a ‘no-middleman’ holiday in the Rhone Alps which was ‘tried and tested’ last Sept, or be added to the weekly email reminder of the upcoming Sunday ride, click on Contact Us and e-mail


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