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We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... we then set off to the Gorges du Fier near Lovagny. They were meant to have a waterfall but the water level was way too low. You will see us on the platform in the pics and the flood meter shows the water rising to about 6 meters above where we were standing.
Tomorrow another early ride before we head to Switzerland and the border city of Geneva.
Up at sparrows again today for a trip to the picturesque town of Chamonix and a trip on the cable car up to the roof of Europe.
Aigulle Du Midi (Mont Blanc) peaks at 3842m and it takes a cable car change then a lift to get to the summit. Mich had some trouble at 3000m with altitude sickness but soon felt well as we made ...
... kilometers followed by long stretches of very gradual climbs, flats and downhills. The last 8km started in a skiing village and was really steep all the way to the top. The roads overall were in fairly poor condition and only wide enough for one car in the final 6km. I drove the car while Connie hung out the window snapping pics like mad. At around the half way mark in one of the valleys we passed a rather large fast moving river with ...
... 8217;s forecast was for some light rain but, while the clouds were low, the rain never appeared and it turned out to be a sweltering day. We had the typical breakfast and got ready to go. Today Connie decided to leave at the same time as me and would wait at the top of Col de la Madeleine, a 26km climb averaging 8% with a total climb of 1800m. The total distance from the hotel to our destination in St. Jean de Maurienne would be 85km.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed