It’s the 24th of May and today I’m going to take it easy as by this stage, with 1700+km since leaving Cherbourg I’m getting pretty knackered so I take a short 90km ride back into Italy and another bike-tastic road, the N25 up to Mont/Lac Cenis and back down into France.
And what a road for a biker, smooth sweeping curves and a couple of hairy ones to keep up on your toes. At the top a beautiful mountain vista awaits, a couple of café/restaurants with 50 or 60 bikes parked outside.
As we cross the border again the N25 becomes the N6 on the French side and this great road changes its scenery to alpine pasture and empty ski stations. As perfect a way to cross a border that I can think of.
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