Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

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Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by Spike941 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:32 pm

I’m off to the French Alps next week, half hoping to ride Les Grande Route from Annecy to Nice, overnight ferry to Le Havre on Friday. I’ve ridden Les Grande Route a few times, but not quite this early in the year. Google maps show the high passes still closed, with opening dates in mid June. I guess they are accurate, but does anyone know otherwise, or has anyone been up there in recent days/weeks?

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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by Oop North John » Mon May 27, 2019 10:14 pm

Best look at the French department sites for up to date information, like this one: http://inforoute.hautes-alpes.fr/www/index.html

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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by herman » Tue May 28, 2019 2:02 pm

We got away with it last year in June with only a very few extreme bits shut but …… the main passes will probably be ok.
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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by Spike941 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:11 am

Oop North John wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Best look at the French department sites for up to date information, like this one: http://inforoute.hautes-alpes.fr/www/index.html
Thanks for posting this. Appears way more accurate and currently showing most passes opening this weekend.

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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by Oop North John » Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 am

They're useful as they seem to give up-to-date information. A couple more sites:

http://www.inforoutes06.fr/fr/#6107

http://www.inforoute04.fr/

And some webcams to get an idea of what the weather is / has been:

https://www.tourisme-alpes-haute-provence.com/webcam/

And the forecast: http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-m ... ette/04400

I stayed in Barcelonnette for three nights last year, so found these sites very helpful.

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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by herman » Wed May 29, 2019 1:30 pm

Oop North John wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 am
They're useful as they seem to give up-to-date information. A couple more sites:

http://www.inforoutes06.fr/fr/#6107

http://www.inforoute04.fr/

And some webcams to get an idea of what the weather is / has been:

https://www.tourisme-alpes-haute-provence.com/webcam/

And the forecast: http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-m ... ette/04400

I stayed in Barcelonnette for three nights last year, so found these sites very helpful.
Me too, good innit.
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Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Post by Oop North John » Wed May 29, 2019 1:45 pm

herman wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Me too, good innit.
Yes indeed, so much to see and so many passes a short distance away, and a small enough place for it to feel friendly :D

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