The Ten Best Views in Europe from a Road Bike

(as featured on GCN)


We have collated what we think to be the ten best views that you can get from a road bike in Europe. Places, climbs and descents. Do you agree?

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By Chris Smith

Thuesday 13th March 2018

1. The Hairpins of the Stelvio, Italy - Few climbs are more Iconic or strike fear in to climbers than the snaking 48 bends.


2. The view down the Galibier Valley - The view in all directions from the top is magnificent.


3. Lake Como in Spring -Lake Como is renowned for it's calmness and stunning lakeside towns. In Spring the sun glistens of the water, the temperatures are perfect, and the tourists haven't arrived yet. 


4. The Sa Calobra - There are few, faster or more technical descents than the Sa Calobra . It's a serpent like piece of road to be tamed.


5. Ventoux - The top of Ventoux is other worldly, looking from afar like it's snow capped, year round, it's bald top can be seen from over 100km away in all directions.


6. Saint Gotthardspass, Switzerland - Described as one of the most unusual stretches of road anywhere in the Alps. The cobbled surface and stunning views make this truly iconic.


7. Mount Tiede, Tenerife - As you climb this mountain from sea level to 2300m, you climb through a desert, a forest and a lunar landscape.


8. Yorkshire Dales - The breath-taking landscape of the Yorkshire Dales has been attracting visitors for years due to it being designated as a National Park and also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


9. The Aubisque - There is a stunning view and ride down the valley to Gourette. Be careful of the lack of guard rail on the descent though!


10. The Cirque de Gavarnie - The climb is both inside the Pyrenees National park and classified as a UNESCO site and set to one of the finest mountain backdrops in France.



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