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Great Cycle climbs of the French Alps - Col de Joux Plane

Posted on: November 10, 2014 - 09:57
Col de Joux plane sits between the alpine mountain towns of Morzine and Samoëns, in the Haute Savoie region of France, not far from Geneva airport. Its summit height is 1691m, and can be climbed from both sides.
It has appeared in the Tour de France eleven times since its...
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Great Cycle climbs of the Alps - Plaine Joux

Posted on: November 10, 2014 - 09:00
Plaine Joux is a small ski station situated in the heart of Haute Savoie region of the French Alps close to the famous mountain town of Chamonix. This ride is on the opposite side of the valley from Mont Blanc the highest peak in Western Europe. From here you arguably have the...

First snow, temperatures take a tumble!

Posted on: October 23, 2014 - 16:04
This week we have gone from windsurfing on Lac de Passy, and climbing on hot rock to snow falling and settling all around! What a climate contrast!
The snow/ rain limit was at around 1000m, and temperatures hovering around 0 degrees, with snow settling in places in Chamonix. It...
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Charity bike ride van support and gear

Posted on: September 16, 2014 - 07:19
This week we have been very busy providing van support and catering for a group of 30 cyclists as they tackled an amazing cycling challenge to ride from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez via the Col d'Izoard and Col du Galibier. Le Cure de France have raised over £100,...

Getting to your ski resort - airport & luggage transfer

Posted on: September 12, 2014 - 07:05
Many people get in touch with us at the last minute having booked their chalet and flight but not having thought about the bit between the airport and the ski resort. The airport transfer can be a horrendous experience, struggling with all your luggage, waiting around at the...
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Adventure holidays and cycling challenges

Posted on: September 4, 2014 - 13:30
I don't know what it is about September but along with the urge to go and buy winter boots I feel the need to set myself up with next years adventure holiday and cycle challenges. In part it is probably due to reliving the experiences of my summer adventures and not wanting...

An adventure of a lifetime

Posted on: July 2, 2014 - 11:08
Sometimes things happen that make what we do just that extra bit special. Holidays are important for everyone and at Journey Begins we know that they have to be how Goldilocks like things - just right. We absolutely believe that everyone deserves the right to have a bit of...
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Tour de France 2014

Posted on: June 26, 2014 - 13:12
We are getting really excited about the start of le Tour in just over a weeks time and will be heading to Yorkshire to be part of the Festival of Cycling celebrations taking place there. As part of the weekend of events we have been asked to lead some of the led rides that will...
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Back on the bikes in the foothills of Mont Blanc.

Posted on: May 11, 2014 - 12:24
Waking up today and opening the curtains revealed a warm spring morning looking out over the famous white dome of Mont Blanc with all its jaggedly peaks surrounding it.
Normally I would grab my skis and run out the door to try and get out for some high mountain adventure....

Rock climbing accessible adventure

Posted on: April 21, 2014 - 19:17
On a recent sunny day in Chamonix we spent a few evenings down at the local sport climbing area - a beautiful place to enjoy a BBQ while doing a spot of rock climbing to unwind after a mornings ski touring. One of the group is visually impaired, severely learning disabled and...