I'm fairly new to this forum but have been posting on Singletrack for a while , Anyhoo after breaking a collar bone and then tearing ligaments I've almost kinda defected to road riding and for a wee podgy pasty faced scots lad I'm fairly confident when It comes to road riding. Anyhoo I'm heading up to Torridon for a few days riding next month and then back up in August to do the classic mtb routes. That said my question is If you had a week to kill and wanted to do the classic french or Italian climbs where is the best place to base yourselves. ? I'd like to do Alp du Huez , Galiber and possibly Ventoux. But to be honest would consider Italy If I could string a few together.
Your thoughts are appreciated.