Les Terrasses de Labrau
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... riding south until we saw the non-motorway signs for Nice. We crossed Le Var - even the bridge has a cycle path, and then skirted Nice airport before picking up the Promenade des Anglais, following in our Victorian forefathers' footsteps. This took is into the Centre Ville, again on a busy cycle path running alongside the beach.
We stopped on the promenade to take a photo with the beach in the background. It's interesting that this was the only time ...
... hour car journey home. We eventually set off at about 8:45. Another gloriously sunny morning, our legs were feeling fresh after a couple of relatively easy days.
We stopped at the water fountain in Jausiere to fill our bidons, then turned right to start the climb. We quickly overhauled a couple of guys on VTTs, then settled into a comfortable cadence.
I thought we were possibly going a little too fast, and that we might regret it on the later stages of the climb.
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 1187 m
Descent: 1033 m
We took: 4h 03m
Stoker's quote of the day "Oooh, the lactic acid in my legs...." Uttered about 100 metres into our 20 km climb up the Col de Vars today.
We enjoyed another really good night's sleep - it must be the mountain air or something (such as cycling up mountains day after day). It's quite unusual because we often don't sleep well away ...
... too were euphoric at the arrival of such a rare beast, or were they incredulous that two people would actually buy one of these machines and take it into the tortuous mountains? In all of Europe, we had finally found someone who was as cool as us. How cool is that? What are the odds? He was so happy, to see us, it was almost embarrassing. Or was he wanting to start a support group?
They rode off with much tooting and waving, full of the best wishes ...
We continued following our guide to Beautiful Villages of Provence and were never disappointed. Impossibly quaint and generally tiny - 5 minutes to explore each one! We saw very few people and the roads were quiet.
The mountains were quite intimidating. We are simply not used to such hugeness. Soaring limestone massifs, steep sided canyons, lush valleys and tons of ...