Chateau de Picomtal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChateau de Picomtal Crots
This Chateau was renovated beautifully and with great attention to detail and warmth. The owners, Jacque and Sharon were lovely and attentive. The views are stunning, the gardens peaceful and the rooms wonderful. I would stay there again and hope that others do to!
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... section near Vars was that we could get up sufficient speed to shake off the huge swarm of flies that were buzzing around us. The trouble is, when cycling at 6 - 10 kph, and sweating like mad, you become a fly magnet. I checked out the other cyclists, to my relief it wasn't just tandem teams that the local flies were targeting. It was anything going slowly up a hill. We stopped to liberally apply some of Helen's citron-scented perfume. It didn't ...
... 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 ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Briançon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... to get a lot colder nearer the top, and we had to get our jackets on while we were still climbing. About 1 km from the top, cars have an option to take a tunnel through the mountain rather than going over the pass - it's not an option for bikes! That final ascent is really hard, especially in the rain. The gradient increases and, well, we were pretty tired by then.
Descending Galibier - a near death experience
Another kind soul took a few snaps of us ...
... 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 ...