Residence Le Hameau De Praroustan
Travel Blogs from Pra Loup
... and the sun trying to break through the clouds. (And there were dozens of other cyclists on this climb today, too.) But it was still over 1300 m up in the Alps. Peter kept his jacket and long pants on the whole way up.
After the usual one-by-one arrival and photos, down we went. And it was chilly. Linda's hands turned a fairly impressive shade of pale, so she and Dave stopped at a café in Le Périer to warm up. The rest of us chugged on to Valbonnais where ...
... into Gap. It was on a great road and there was not much traffic, but the roads were wet so we had to take it reasonably slowly.
Arrived at our hotel which we have used twice before to find it has undergone extensive renovation. It was wonderful to have a shower standing up!
Tomorrow takes us into new territory which should be fun.
For any Artillery guys reading this, I passed a sign today for Le Chateau des ...
... of a valley before climbing not-so-gently (10%) prior to easing off for the final push to the summit. Unfortunately, as one of the faster climbers I had to wait a full half-hour at the top for the last rider to arrive and the group to coalesce, during which time I cooled off sufficiently that I had to don my jacket. Mind you, I also decided to apply sunscreen, as the weather had finally started to improve. With everyone present and ...
... asked what it was, the waiter pointed at a meal on the table behind us that looked good.... they ended up with a completely different meal! They had a huge pile of chips when both were expecting mash and a different meat altogether.... so after a discussion they got a plate of mash too... hahaha... our French was not good enough to explain the issue :(
An earlier night tonight, ready for our drive to Nice tomorrow!
... in our immediate space... beautiful!
We went for a short drive to the next town for some lunch, a baguette with local ham and cheese and un verre de vin blanc in Brunissard.
After that it was off to the Jazz at Fort Queyras again.We arrived earlier so as to secure a closser parking space at the top of the hill for the SHORTER climb up the steep hill to the fort. Jazz ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed