Chalet Hotel Les Blancs
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Today we had a 20.1km climb at 5.5%. It was overcast but thankfully the rain held off until we were arriving at the campsite. Our SPOT tracker has died today, so unfortunately shows us still in Guilestre! We plan to carb load now as have a huge day tomorrow up the Cime de la Bonette (2802m), a 23.1km climb at 6.5%. Yikes. Also saw our first sign to the finish line in Nice ...
... and we very much enjoyed the 31km descent and stopping in Arvieux for a burger, salad and proper coffee! We made it to the campsite in good time and glorious sunshine so we went straight in the pool! Time to rest now as we have another big challenge tomorrow. The book describes the climb tomorrow as 'testing'. ...
Distance: 69km Cumulative distance: 3531km Best Convenience: campsite at Isola with a restaurant! Riding conditions: good, mostly smooth Weather: cloudy, but good weather for climbing Elevation gain: 1650m There was a sense of doom as we got dressed this morning - did we jinx ourselves by buying Cime de La Bonette cycle jerseys before we've actually cycled the mountain? If we don't make it, will we have to ride back down to return the shirts... ? Today's ...
... t even started the actual ride yet. But that came soon enough. The guidebook explained it as 17km at 5.5%. Which is quite doable. But our expectations were quickly dashed when the milestones reported 7%, 8%, 9.7% within the first 3km. Our bodies weren't prepared for this but we ploughed on. A few roadies passed us, some mountain bikers did too, but they took a rest and we passed them. The mountain bikers ...
... I suppose 20 or 30 wouldn't weigh all that much, but I'm sure they must have slowed us down a bit. Each of us had our very own swarm buzzing around our head for km after km. Perhaps this is an indication about how we smell... ? We reached the top in about 3 hours. I found this one of the easier cols - or maybe we're just getting more hardcore... ? After a champions lunch of muffins, Pringles, coke and coffee, it was time for the descent! This descent was quite unique, thanks to ...