Travel Blogs from Aix-les-Bains
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
... and pasture land surrounded by a great backdrop. I was the only cyclist on the col and less than half a dozen cars crossed my path on the ascent and descent combined.
I had to traverse the Annecy to Albertville bike path to get to the start, which at 5.30am is pretty much empty. From mid morning until around 7.00pm the path is full of cyclists of all varieties.
... Dandenongs only longer. It then links to the tougher ascent of Semnoz.
I'm soaked as I climb through the clouds but it's worth it as I summit in the mist.
Mich had planned to meet me at the top ( I sort of forgot) but getting cold after 15 minutes I descended only to here some local honking their horn as they pass me, damn it's Mich in the car, I chased as hard as I dared on the ...
... which hangs on the edge of the Col with sweeping views back to Lac Annecy. We will have lunch or dinner there tomorrow so I will post a pic then.
Tomorrow I will tackle my first Tour De France Hors Category climb, Semnoz, setting off at
On that note I need a big dinner we are off shortly to Old Annecy by the local bus, that could
... Great work on Sixt’s part indeed. Connie made friends with some of the locals in the restaurant while she was waiting for help. They were very helpful with lending her their cell phones and the bartender kept her coffee full.
Meanwhile for me the restaurant at the hotel was closed, but luckily the bar was open and the Germany-France game was on to keep me amused, although it was difficult to cheer my team on with all the Frenchies ...