Using Google Earth to visualize real-life experiences is becoming a more and more popular idea. As the imagery in Google Earth continues to improve, these experiences become even better.
The latest example of that comes to us from CyclingTheAlps.com. They have built hundreds of Google Earth tours of various cycling routes in the Alps, augmented with photos and videos for many of them. Here is a snapshot from one of the tours:
To learn more, here is a brief video overview of how their site works:
To try it for yourself, just head over to their site and dive in. Right-click on any pass and choose “3D Tour” to watch a tour of it in Google Earth, or you can jump directly to the col de liseran tour to see it in action.