General Overview Situated on a high plateau (it is actually a nature area and marshland in the summer) in the heart of the breathtaking French Alps, Chamrousse is popular with …"
la Feclaz, in the Bauges mountains was claiming 90km of pistes open so it seemed like a good plan for a morning trip. They double count pistes so you couldn't …"
The Rhône river passes through the center of Lyon before heading north-west to Geneva. There is a tow path that runs along the left bank up the canal du Jonage …"
I'd been a bit ill so had done no sport for a couple of weeks. Back in Lyon I decided to get the rollerskis out and go for a tour …"
I’d scoped this route out on my bike. It seemed to me it would be possible to climb to the Col des Mouilles in the French Belledonne mountains then …"
The terms Nordic skiing and cross-country skiing are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences between the two. Nordic skiing is a term that refers to a group of …"
A morning skate around Lyon's Parc de la Tête d'Or. I did a couple of loops but by 10am it was getting busy so decided to test the new cycle …"
A short 10 km loop at les Saisies before breakfast and doing some alpine skiing. There had been around 5cm of fresh snow but the main loop had been repisted …"
Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, the renowned ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez also boasts a network of cross country trails spanning approximately 50 kilometers, catering to skiers …"
My final and only race for this season as the other events I'd been interested in had been cancelled due to poor snow cover. Les Saisies has a reputation as …"
Climbing to the Col de l'Agnel is something of a Nordic skiing adventure. Starting from the picturesque Pont de Lariane it is a 720-meter climb over 19km return. Alternatively, you …"
Winter has been a long time coming to the Jura this season. I wanted to get some training in on the long tour tour of the Plateau de Retord; a …"
The early 2022/2023 season has got off to a slow start. It was hard to work out what was open but looking at the plateau webcam I could see …"
Lyon's Parc de la Tête d'Or is one of the largest urban parks in France and a favourite with runners. The circumference is over 4km and there are lots of …"
I decided to explore the other end of the Bournemouth promenade to Sandbanks as far as Shore Road. Sandbanks is a little peninsula that forms the north entrance to Poole …"
We were visiting the UK so I decided to take my rollerskis and cross skates. I'd hope to skate at Hyde Park in London but the logistics were too complicated …"
I decided to cross skate back from Meylan near Grenoble tonight along the banks of the Isere river. There is a good tow path with a tarmac surface for around …"
Cross skating is a form of rollerskiing that replaces hard Urethane wheels with inflatable tires and rims. These are typically 150mm (6 inches) or 200mm (8 inches) in diameter with …"
Until the 1980s you wouldn't need to ask the question. For over a century cross country skiers had raced using diagonal stride, a bit like walking or running on snow …"
Spring trip to the Grand Rocher on skate skis. You follow the trails from Pipay where the snow hangs around longest up to Pincerie then ski down to the Col …"
The cross-country ski area nestled in a high valley of Champagny-en-Vanoise, is a hidden gem of Savoie cross country skiing. It boasts 23km of meticulously prepared cross-country trails but unlike …"
There is a cycle path that starts to the south of Chambéry and continues along the Lesse river to the Lac du Bourget finishing at the port of Aix les …"
Le Sappey claims 42 km of cross country trails. The ski area is split into two sectors which are not totally linked up. There is a loop around the Marais …"