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La Berade, France

During a week-long cycling trip in France, where we ticked off some very famous climbs in the french alps, like the Lacets de Montvernier, Alp D’Huez & more.

On what was penned as a rest-day, aside from the 40 mile, 3-thousand feet of climbing, it was suggested that we tackle a road which seemed on the maps to be called “La Berade”. It wasn’t down as one of our bucket list climbs, and none of us really knew what to expect. What was in store, however, was one of the most memorable rides of the trip.

The desolate road (Which was basically a 20 mile dead end, meaning hardly any traffic, followed a gorgeously clean, blue, river up a valley. Stunning luscious green foliage framed the river all the way along, and right at the end of the road was a quaint little restaurant at the top.

Myself & Dave had one-too-many beers at this spot, but thankfully it was downhill all the way home, with nothing to do but admire the beautiful scenery.

I shot this on my Pixel 2, and whilst some liberties were taken with editing, the water colour really was this crisp!

Location:
La Berade, France

Camera:
Pixel 2 XL

Shutter speed:
1/5849

Aperture:
f1.8

Focal length:
4mm