18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Cycling the Route des Grand Alps: Refuge de la Coire

A 14-day bicycle trip from Annecy to Nice via the Route des Grand Alps. The road from Beaufort to Bourg St Maurice via the Cormet d’Areche is unpaved for 6km, so vehicles of any sort are rare. Still, just beyond the peak on the Bourg side a small hostel was serving lunch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Beaufort, France
Camera: PEN-F
Copyright: © David Carbon