Pierre & Vacances Residence L'Albane
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... 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 ...
... Running low on chain oil, I may need to get some more.
We ate two huge chunks of juicy beef pavé with some rice and vegetables. What the auberge lacked in ambience, it made up for by the quality of its beef. According to our waiter, it's too early in the season for French tourists, apart from the retirees down on the med, who come to the mountains in June to escape the heat.
Another relatively easy day tomorrow, with just the Col de Vars to tackle en route to ...
... old part of town opposite l'église - a good place from where to explore the historical centre.
Unlike yesterday, the weather was gloriously sunny today, so it was nice just to wander the steep avenues of the fortified town and take in the atmosphere of the place. There are very few tourists around, and some of the tackier tourist shops are still closed this early in the season, which suited us fine. The buildings are 4 or 5 stories high and painted ...
... so we were able to cane it all the way to Briançon, and look forward to our rest day.
More by luck than judgement, the place we're staying in has a kitchenette, dishwasher, heated towel rail, bath with a plug and a fridge, so it's perfect for our day off. We washed and dried our clothes, and put our bidons through the dishwasher.
We ate in the bistro attached to the hotel. Chicken cooked in beer, potatoes and a really fresh salad with proper French dressing. ...
... riding the Route Des Grande Alps. Its been fantastic. We have ridden through grassy valleys with cattle and sheep. Small sleeping villages and bustling service towns. Marmots have played boo a few times but never stay still long enough for a photo.
The temps ...