Belambra Clubs - Neige et Ciel
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... window as we peered into the chasm below.
Now, I give you the tip....Treas was seriously packing it! Seriously!
And I must admit, it was a bloody long way down, with absolutely nothing between us and the specks at the bottom that must have been houses....
... pines and mélèze, the heat and the scent from the pines reminded us of Lacanau. The road surface is excellent for most of the ascent, and there is a marked cycle lane on the right hand side of the road. It doesn't get much better than that!
From the elevation profile we were expecting a constant climb, but after a few kilometres the road levels and there is a slight descent before climbing again, offering some respite for the legs.
After the terrible weather on ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... top to prove we'd done it, then we got our legs on and started to descend as soon as we could. The temperature by this time was 2C. Unlike our descent from Col de l'Iseran, the rain persisted on the south side of the pass, the temperature increased slowly, and the clouds were coming in.
We stopped in an unwelcoming café at the other end of the tunnel, to drink hot chocolate and get some more layers on. Setting off again in the rain, it didn't seem to get any ...
... open). €3 for a coffee in a paper cup seemed a bit of a rip off, but they definitely had cornered the market at the 2,770m pass.
We prepared for the descent with leg warmers and jackets, but as soon as we got onto the south side of the mountain we cycled into rain and hail. We got extremely cold, especially our hands, and had to stop for a few minutes to try to warm them as braking had become difficult.
Luckily the ...