Club Hotel Le Morgan
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Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 1187 m
Descent: 1033 m
We took: 4h 03m
Stoker's quote of the day "Oooh, the lactic acid in my legs...." Uttered about 100 metres into our 20 km climb up the Col de Vars today.
We enjoyed another really good night's sleep - it must be the mountain air or something (such as cycling up mountains day after day). It's quite unusual because we often don't sleep well away ...
... pines and mélèze, the heat and the scent from the pines reminded us of Lacanau. The road surface is excellent for most of the ascent, and there is a marked cycle lane on the right hand side of the road. It doesn't get much better than that!
From the elevation profile we were expecting a constant climb, but after a few kilometres the road levels and there is a slight descent before climbing again, offering some respite for the legs.
After the terrible weather on ...
... 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 ...
Distance: 97 km
Ascent: 2,150 m
Descent: 2,276 m
We took: 7h 24m
Stoker's quote of the day: "Chris, is this supposed to be a holiday?"
You know that feeling, your hands are so cold you can't feel the brakes? Well that was me for the first 30 minutes of descent from the top of Col du Galibier.
The day started quite well. Good breakfast at the Hotel du Soleil (although when we arrived yesterday hotel du pluie ...
... font-family: arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">For those of you interested, there are some screen shots taken from a Ride App that we have. They are at the end of the photos. They give a pretty good indication of what we have been doing for the last two days. Where speed is zero, we are either taking a photo, or eating.