Residence Du Temple
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Great location for exploring the old town. Good food in the restaurant and the bonus of a well equipped kitchen in the room.
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No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the …
... of trucks, all jostling for position, whilst juggling the mind-computer read-outs of the closing rates of the cars in the mirrors, vs our own closing rate on the truck in front...before swooping into the over-taking lane, and then back again into the "slow" lane without causing a 40 car pile-up...
Becomes a bit stressful in something with the acceleration of a tortoise with a ...
... some pain, the first pain aux raisins of the tour and some tea. It was so hot on the terrace, such a contrast from our previous descent.
We reached our stop for the night, La Maison de Joséphine, by about 1:30pm. Unfortunately it was a 10 minute climb up from Guillestre, one which we repeated sans panniers when we went to search for a restaurant. The terrace outside of the room gave me lots of space to fiddle with the bike. I gave it a good clean and replaced both sets of ...
Distance: 97 km
Ascent: 2,150 m
Descent: 2,276 m
We took: 7h 24m
Stoker's quote of the day: "Chris, is this supposed to be a holiday?"
You know that feeling, your hands are so cold you can't feel the brakes? Well that was me for the first 30 minutes of descent from the top of Col du Galibier.
The day started quite well. Good breakfast at the Hotel du Soleil (although when we arrived yesterday hotel du pluie ...
... got better as we left behind the cloud cover on the top of the mountain, and the sun brought welcome relief from the freezing cold.
Once past the twisty bits, there is a long straight slightly undulating stretch that is perfect for tandems, and we were able to settle into a comfortable 35 kph and enjoy the scenery.
We stopped for a mint tea in Bessans, and then carried on the D902 then D1006 along the valley towards Termignon. ...