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The title says it all! Today we cycled from Valloire to Briancon over the Col du Galibier (2646m). The weather was against us pretty much all day, as we woke to pouring rain forcing us to drag everything inside and practically take over the sites shower block! We left several hours later with just croissants and pain au chocolats in our stomach. The climb up to the col was a relentless 17.5km at 7%, so blood ...
... for the next night. Kyria had booked a bed and breakfast here for us. It was a good couple of hours to get there. It was nice scenery driving along the motorway, adjacent to the sea and seeing all the towns along the way. All the houses looked the same everywhere - same style, colour etc!
We found the place we were staying easy enough. It was in a block of apartments. As we arrived and were ringing the bell, a little Italian lady walked up and ...
... spread again), and instead opted for crepes. After that we went to check out the fort town up the hill. We then walked to the start of the Col de L'Izoard. where we waited for the Tour de France to arrive. During the 1.5 hours for the riders to get to our location, the sun came out, then it rained then it was cloudy. But that didn't deter any of the crowds, who lined the streets throughout the city to watch the race go past. ...
... cyclist who may suffer a heart attack on this ascent. The views opened up a few hundred meters from the top before we were welcomed to the Col by a huge straw man holding a straw bicycle triumphantly over his head. We tried to copy him, but we weren't strong enough... Cokes consumed here: 1 each We then had a 150m descent to the town of Valloire, where we had some lunch. I thought I'd go something steakish to boost my protein levels, so I ordered a Tartare de boeuf, ...
... also found a Farmazia for stuff but the fish oils are rare and very expensive here. We eventually had a very hot, very long walk home. The heat challenged both of us but I have a cough and it was a struggle. Cool down and now Craig is watching the Tour du France as they are cycling where he and Terry went cycling.
Wow! It’s all in Italian of course.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed