Via Francigena: Martigny to Orsieres

Suddenly the mists parted, revealing the valleyVia Francigena: Martigny, Switzerland. After a filling breakfast we donned our packs and walked out into the wet, overcast weather which was rather pleasant after the past few hot days. We arrived at a park where there was a fork in the track. … [Read more...]

St Bernard Pass – gateway throughout the ages

From Martigny in Switzerland (along the Via Francigena) we struggled over the hardy obstacle of a mountain ridge. Because a flood two weeks before had washed away the walking track and the railway track - both of which followed the river. We had planned to walk from Martigny to Orsieres that day, … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2009 | Le Tour de France

A tour of France with a difference: The 96th Tour de France is just a month away, starting from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009. It's amazing how many people who do not cycle at all have become fans of this great and gruelling race, yours truly included. The tactical aspect of the … [Read more...]