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We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
Hairpins, hairpins, hairpins that was the order of the day climbing this little gem just outside of Ugine. The Col De L'Arpettaz is the most enjoyable climb I have ever done. 16km of beauty on a small backroad. The only reason the tour has not ridden this is due to how narrow it is. Towards the summit is is not much more that the width of a standard bike path.
A mixture ...
... The pics will tell you the story, simply breathtaking. Even the "step into the void" with its 1000m fall below held no fears.
We stopped for a coffee at 2000 odd metres where their is a coffee shop complete with Donkeys,
After our descent we toured around the picture postcard perfect town of Chamonix ...
... water, discolored from running across and through the slate stone that makes up the majority of the rock formations in the area. This slate makes for magnificent sites. There are vast open rock faces and the sun was shining such that the rock looked silver against the green of the pastures around it. Once at the top, we wandered around a bit and then made our way back down, making a stop in the ski village for a refreshment break. ...
... 8230;how to sum up Madeleine. It was a cow…and my bike is a *****. :-)
I had roughly 22km of fairly flat road to get to the base of Col de la Madeleine through some nice French Alps countryside. Once there I took a short pause to get a banana and power gel into me and some water then began the ascent. It was only 5km to Pussy, an interesting name for a small village on the way up. That said, that short bit was some of the steepest ...
Other places to stay in Albertville
85 Chemin du Pont Albertin, Albertville | 3 star hotelfrom $133
38 et 40, avenue Victor Hugo, Albertville | Hotelfrom $96
Rue de la Combe de Savoie, Albertville | Hotelfrom $47
21-23 Avenue Jean Jaures, Albertville | Hotelfrom $87
8 Place De La Liberte, Albertville | Hotelfrom $195
780 Chemin des Trois Poiriers, Albertville | Hotelfrom $51
1 Chemin de la Pierre du Roy, Albertville | Hotelfrom $90
Sainte-Helene-Sur-Isere, Albertville | Hotelfrom $82