Hotel Chalet Mounier
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Traveling from Chamonix to Lake Annecy we went through some breathtaking views through the Alps. The city is quite gorgeous, a favorite Lakeside destination for French families in summer. After a walk through 'Little Venice' taking the sights of a town voted the most beautiful in France, i had a lovely lunch of the local (from Nice) Niçoise salad in a central location before taking the one hour boat trip on the lake. We saw the ...
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 1,359 m
Descent: 1,550 m
We took: 4h 20m
Technically we should be in Guillestre this evening, but the nearest accommodation we could book is just up the road from there, in a small village called Risoul. We had a quick look around Guillestre, enjoyed a couple of pression, couldn't really find anywhere nice to eat so we came back up to Risoul to eat at a local Auberge just down from our gîte: La maison de ...
... old part of town opposite l'église - a good place from where to explore the historical centre.
Unlike yesterday, the weather was gloriously sunny today, so it was nice just to wander the steep avenues of the fortified town and take in the atmosphere of the place. There are very few tourists around, and some of the tackier tourist shops are still closed this early in the season, which suited us fine. The buildings are 4 or 5 stories high and painted ...
... descended another few hundred metres and found a hotel/restaurant, which offered us another chance to get warm. We bought some hot soup - the waitress even offered us dressing gowns to put over our wet clothes to keep warm! They were obviously prepared for nutcases like us!
By now wearing several layers, and with our buffs under our helmets, we started our descent again and eventually left the rain behind. Luckily the road became a tandem-friendly long, straight -1% ...
... and his stunning girlfriend had lunch with us at an Irish pub which surprised us with the good food. It was a jolly time on a beautiful sunny day out in the street.
Onwards we pushed to the Alps with the scenery getting increasingly spectacular. Soaring massive mountains parted for us as we cruised up the valley alongside a rushing river. The object of desire was the climb of the Alpe d'Huez of Tour de France claim. We luckily missed out on the angry black ...