Les Terrasses de Labrau
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... above our heads. So we didn't sleep. After this night we left to go to barcelonnette. One of the rides to barcelonnette was an Italian family in a big camper. They brought us to a camping in barcelonnette. Our first Italian lesson: tranquillo whick means teak it easy. We stayed for two days to rest. It was a really nice village were we had an amazing meal at a small restaurant. Love enea and ...
... tin glazed Pottery). A natural spring produces a small waterfall in the village which provides power. We then headed South West to Riez before turning North through Mezel, Digne-les-Bains and onto our only mountain pass of the day. Col du Labouret , 1240 meters. We arrived to a free cold beer at our lodgings for the night, Chateau de Picomontal, a medieval castle on the shore of lake Serre-Poncon and adjacent to the town of ...
Distance: 126 km
Ascent: 1,237 m
Descent: 2,553 m
We took: 8h 03m
So, our last day of cycling and we decide to depart from our carefully pre-planned route. This is an adventure, after all.
The truth of it is that the climb to Roubion to get to our Chambres d'Hotes was such a massive effort on Saturday evening that to turn back and retrace our steps was just too demoralising. And it wouldn't be a very ...
... kilometres a big group of cyclists went past us. It was pretty clear from their terrible "Bonjours!" that they were English. They were cycling from Aix les Bains to Nice in 3 days. Ouch! That's impressive even though they had support vehicles and no luggage to haul. I recognised the colour of the jersey of one of the guides and figured out he was from PIE - an events company that is also supporting the coast-to-coast ride through Yorkshire, which we're doing in a few weeks time. Quite ...
... to deter the flies, but I'm sure I smelt much better.
Talking of going fast uphill, we've been amazed to see how good e-vélos perform on alpine ascents. A woman came belting past us going uphill on a 7-8% slope, and just disappeared into the distance. I think these are a great idea - they could transform commuting and get more people into cycling, and hopefully get a few more cars off the road.
As usual, there were quite a ...