Les Chalets du Galibier
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... window as we peered into the chasm below.
Now, I give you the tip....Treas was seriously packing it! Seriously!
And I must admit, it was a bloody long way down, with absolutely nothing between us and the specks at the bottom that must have been houses....
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pâtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... 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 ...
... I soon regretted as we got stuck into the next climb; the Col du Galibier, an 18 km climb from Valloire. There is some respite after a bit of climbing to get out of Valloire. The road levels off for a while, or maybe it's just 4% instead of 8%?
We soon reached the 'lunar landscape' mentioned in the guide book. What we didn't expect to see were the marmots sunning themselves on the road ahead!
We decided on a strategy of frequent stops to drink and snack. ...
Distance: 68 km
Ascent: 1358 m
Descent: 1666 m
We took: 5h 33m
Stoker quote of the day: "DO WE HAVE TO CYCLE THIS CLOSE TO THE EDGE!?"
Leaving Val D'Isere this morning we realised how fortunate we had been to do the D902 ascent to the village the day before, on a Sunday. There is a lot of construction going on in the village itself and there must be a lot of traffic, including heavy ...