18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cycling the Route des Grand Alps: Winding Down the Cormet d'Areche

A 14-day bicycle trip from Annecy to Nice via the Route des Grand Alps. The Cormet d’Areche, lying between between Beaufort and Bourg St Maurice, is defended by 3 kilometers of rocks and gravel on both sides of the peak. Traffic of any sort is rare; the scenery stunning.

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