Chalet Les Pleiades
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... Jausiers is a one restaurant town. However the food is good quality, good value although the portion sizes were ridiculously large. I don't understand why restaurants serve portions that are too big. It can't be good for their profits not their customers' waistlines.
Tomorrow is a big cycling day, la col de la Bonnette, and a 87 km ride to Roubion. I believe that includes nearly 20 of your English miles of cycling against the force of ...
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 ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Briançon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... 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% ...
... We’ve been privileged to see all sorts of bikes, going all sorts of hard, and many just tooling gently along, on cruisers and tourers. Only one idiot, and he was in a car.
It may not be for everyone, but it’s a great way to see the country. And in these parts, its a big place and you are very small.
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