Clubhotel Piolet

La Croisette, Les Menuires, Rhône-Alpes, 73440, France | Hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Les Menuires

Hannibal and his elephants

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... bread, cheese and sausage and had a picnic on top of the Col du Lautaret.

We then drove across the Alps again this time via Galibier and the Telegraphe where Mich pulled the pin on driving after seeing tyre tracks that lead over the edge of the narrow road.

More on Galibier tomorrow as I ride it in the opposite direction on the classic Telegraphe/Galibier 35km climb.

I have been guaranteed the bad weather is over, please be true.

Au revoir


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Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... I was crazy mad with the speed of the descent.

Not much else happening today, had a nice pasta lunch and may double up for dinner. Cleaned the bike it was filthy with all the rain we have had and watched a little TDF.

We are off at sparrows to drive to Le Bourg D'Oisans to spend the day in the region. I will climb the legendary l' Alpe with its 21 hairpins and the meet Mich at the Saturday markets in Le Bourg.

au revoir
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Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.

The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.

We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
au revoir
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Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... between my legs I returned to Annecy to pack up and make our way to the Maurienne Valley and the heart of the big Alps climbs.

To rub salt into my wounded ego the SD card in the camera played up so I lost all my pics of the short 50km ride today. Oh well re-format and away we go again.

We visited Albertville, sight of the 1992 winter Olympics and St Jean de Maurienne on our way to St Michel de Maurienne where we will base ourselves for the next week.

St Jean ...

Alpe D'Huez here I come!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... were much higher, both of which meant that the temperature was
higher and would reach 18 degrees by noon. This climb was not very long at only 14km, and had an average of 8.7% grade with a peak of 10.1%. It's a climb that has made many appearances in the Tour de France and because it's not very long it's very popular among cyclists. The first 4km was pretty steep and maintained 9-10% all the way. After that it eased a bit ...

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This hotel, located on La Croisette, Les Menuires, is near St Martin de Belleville and Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallees).
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