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... tomorrow there will be 8000 cyclists riding up here in a cancer fundraiser. Our hotel starts serving them breakfast from 2.45am and they ride up and down the legendary road as often as they can all day. Yes, that's right...UP and DOWN, repeatedly! It is a Dutch event called the Alpe de Huzes and last year raised €30M. The challenge is 6 ascents and descents. Last year someone cracked 9!
The drive up is good, but does not match the Stelvio...better for the cyclist, ...
Wednesday May 14
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The last few days have been a visual feast and today was no exception. We left Chasteuil this morning to drive to Briancon via the scenic route and that it was - up narrow goat tracks, across recently opened mountain passes and along rushing streams. We have now followed the Verdon River from the source in the Haute Alps of Provence to Lac de Sainte-Croix. There must have been ...
... Most of northern France seems to be just acres of farmland and wind turbines - no wonder the farmers run the country! However as we got round the far side of Lyon, The Alps made their first appearance and the first Italian cities appeared on the road signs, (Turin about 500km). Our hotel is not far from the border with Italy, but as we have to go round the mountains to cross over, it will be about 120km or 90 minutes in the ...
... to buy fresh pain from the Boulangerie. When we first arrived, it was dark at 7am whereas now the sun is up well before then and doesn't set until about 6:45pm.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary in February, and at about the same time we spotted a great mountain restaurant that we agreed to go back to for lunch, when the weather was fine. Well as we've been enjoying weeks of sunshine, this week we set out on our skis, to have lunch at the Bulle ...
The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...
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