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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cycling the Route des Grand Alps: The Backside of the Galibier

A 14-day bicycle trip from Annecy to Nice via the Route des Grand Alps. Somewhere in the middle one crosses the Galibier: the monster. It takes half a day to climb. But from the top, it’s 22km of pure downhill to the Baths of Monetier. Helmets please.

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