Hailing from Belgium, Bjorn Loconsole has a real eye for capturing epic climbs, cobbles, and cols for FulGaz.

This week, Bjorn takes us to French and Italian Alpes and this collection does not disappoint. Featuring six stunning routes, you can expect lots of climbing and lovely alpine scenery.

Be sure to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on the Forcola di Livigno ride. It’s a renowned smuggling route so make sure you keep your valuables close and don’t flash around those wads of 100 € bills.

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Passo Furcia (Furkelpass) from Valdaora

A high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.789m (5,869 ft) above sea level, located in the Pusteria valley, in South Tyrol, Italy. This is a relentless climb through the Dolomites, averaging 8% with several longer sections of 10% and steeper; one of those climbs that you will ride once and then wait a long time before riding it again.

11.45KM
DISTANCE
1:04:11
DURATION
727M
ELEVATION

Rasen to Antholzer See

A steady climb to the Antholzer See (Lake Anterselva) in the Italian South Tyrol.

18.74KM
DISTANCE
1:06:4
DURATION
650M
ELEVATION GAIN

Forcola di Livigno

Forcola di Livigno is a high altitude pass between Livigno in Italy and Motta in Switzerland. A haven for smugglers, the Italian/Swiss border at Forcola di Livigno is at the summit. This is the easier route from Livigno on the Italian side, climbing 480 metres over 14 Km with a maximum gradient of 10.1%.

13.51.92KM
DISTANCE
52:58
DURATION
479M
ELEVATION GAIN

Passo Foscagno

Ranked #770 of the Alps, climbing from the east (Bormia, Isolaccia), this is very busy route for traffic, with some dark wet tunnels higher up.  Make sure to take some lights! You can climb to the pass from the western side in Bjorn’s ride Passo Foscagno from Livigno.

15.92KM
DISTANCE
1:27:13
DURATION
925M
ELEVATION GAIN

Passo Foscagno from Livigno

This road is the only link between Livigno and the rest of Italy. Livigno has duty-free status and you will see customs posts at the top. In the first part of this ride, you will climb over the Eira Pass, passing through the village of Trepalle, one of Europe’s highest inhabited parishes. You can climb to the pass from the eastern side in Bjorn’s ride Passo Foscagno.

13.67KM
DISTANCE
1:00:36
DURATION
598M
ELEVATION GAIN

Villard Notre-Dame

An “eagle’s nest” village, located on the eastern side of the Massif du Grand Renaud. The village overlooks the Bourg d’Oisans plain and offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Grandes Rousses, Romanche valley and Vénéon valley. In the far distance on the other side of the Romanche Valley is Alpe d’Huez.

7.41KM
DISTANCE
1:06:39
DURATION
780M
ELEVATION GAIN

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