Altis Val Vert Hotel
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... climbed to Trou de la Mouche (via Combe du Grand Cret) - 2467m above sea level. It was stunning! Absolutely spectacular! We hiked back to the van, this is without a doubt the best parking view we have yet!!! We treated ourselves to some local French cheese today, so cut that up with some baguette, got a cold beer and admired the vista. This is the good ...
... is like leaving a hug concert with all sorts of people trying to leave at the same time. The bikes however get priority and the cops often hold traffic to let the cyclist pass.
We got back to the hotel around 8. We did a quick Alps ice bath then headed to dinner then bead. These days are starting to blur together. This is trip has been wonderful but also exhausting. Tomorrow will be our last day of riding as we ascend the famous Alpe du Huez. It will be a long but crazy ...
... was there so I continued to climb. Eventually another ride leader was coming down this route and told me I had gone too far so I turned around and headed back down. Not far behind was Raymond. He had been chasing me down. The Cannuck has found his niche, climbing!
When we got to Thompson stage viewing area. They had multiple large tents set up, a buffet of food, and 2 large TVs with satellite so we could watch the race. The area atop the mountain was beautiful. You ...
... new “flat”
since we had been climbing so much, 3% seemed like a piece of cake. At the top
of the Aravia we had an amazing view of Mount Blanc, which is the highest
mountain in the Alps topping out at 15,771 feet. Our ride leader said it was
rare to see the peak as it is usually covered in mountains.
From here we did a super long decent back into the valley.
At the bottom we took a vote, continue as planned and climb another ...
... the top of Glandon you turn left and then a steady 3km rise to Col de la Croix de Fer, then a long descent.
Next climb, Col du Mollard , was really tough because I started getting stomach cramps ..in hindsight I reckon that was the result of drinking too much coke at the drink stops (they had a choice between warm Perrier Sparkling, cold Coke or warm Evian. No brainer.
From that point on the rest of the day ...