New Cycling Pass Opening

STORY BY Megan Hughes 29th May 2019

Cycling in the mountains is becoming ever more possible, and this July the French resorts of Courchevel and Méribel will open a new pass exclusively dedicated to cyclists, the 2,304mhigh Loze pass. 

It’s the first high-altitude French pass over 2,000m to be cleared of snow each summer (as illustrated) and the first step towards the creation of a new VIA 3 Vallées route through the region.  

This 4m or 5mwide path will enable bike lovers to cross Les 3 Vallées in a natural setting and enjoy breathtaking landscapes from the top of some of the Alps’ highest summits.  

The new pass will become a feature in a number of cycling events this summer including Vallées Addict Tour, on 13 and 14 July, when participants can ride loops with mountain bikes and regular bikes in Courchevel and Méribel valleys.  

Then again at the Haute Route, on 26 August, the most important amateur cycling stage race in France, when 600 competitors from all around the world will arrive for the first time at the Loze pass. 

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