Francis & Sheila's VIRTUAL ALPS
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France or French border
Southern & Western foothills
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This site contains hundreds of photographs of the Alps and Dolomites, showing many of the best roads for cycling
For speed of loading, each page includes no more than 3 photos, on average, 25,000 bytes like the one above.
We hope you enjoy them. There is a help page if you are having difficulty viewing the images

Unless otherwise credited, all photos were taken by Francis Cooke or Sheila Simpson
The photos are not of printable quality - in fact they are optimised for speed of delivery not beauty - if you wish to use any of these pictures in a hardcopy publication, please contact us and we may be able to supply a high-resolution file, usually scanned direct from the negative.

The Virtual Alps site is still slowly growing, for the present these are the outer limits -
West, Gorges de la Bourne, and other Vercors locations, in the Northern French Alps not far from Grenoble,
and Mont Ventoux, in Provence, Southern France
South, Col du Ferrier, in Provence,
and the Corniches around Monaco,
(But don't miss out on Virtual Corsica, much further south).
North, the limit is Reichramming Gorge, in Austria.
East, its Soboth Pass, in Austria.