Auberge de l'Impossible
Travel Blogs from Brianšon
... tomorrow there will be 8000 cyclists riding up here in a cancer fundraiser. Our hotel starts serving them breakfast from 2.45am and they ride up and down the legendary road as often as they can all day. Yes, that's right...UP and DOWN, repeatedly! It is a Dutch event called the Alpe de Huzes and last year raised €30M. The challenge is 6 ascents and descents. Last year someone cracked 9!
The drive up is good, but does not match the Stelvio...better for the cyclist, ...
Wednesday May 14
Her take on the day:
The last few days have been a visual feast and today was no exception. We left Chasteuil this morning to drive to Briancon via the scenic route and that it was - up narrow goat tracks, across recently opened mountain passes and along rushing streams. We have now followed the Verdon River from the source in the Haute Alps of Provence to Lac de Sainte-Croix. There must have been ...
Salut mes chatons,
Susa Italy was a very cute little town nestled in a valley halfway between Briancon and Turin. We did not spend much time there but since it was the destination of our carpool, we decided to check it out before continuing to Turin. We went to a local restaurant and ate some pizza, and wandered the streets a little bit before heading to the train station.
And that's about all!
From Italy, with love,
The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...
... to dress up for the slopes on Christmas Day. Could only ski the local, lower slopes as the conditions didn't allow anything else. The hotel served high tea at 1600, which was a delicious mincemeat strudel with vin chaud, coffee, etc. Dinner was a traditional turkey roast - ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed