Golf Hotel Grenoble Charmeil
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... usually like this and we should come back Tuesday or Wednesday. He had hired a bike to that poor soul trying to descend and thought he would cancel the booking but it was his only chance to climb the legendary Alpe D'Huez so down he went, I hope he made it back up.
I didn't like the thought of descending at a standstill so decided to bail and we will go back either Tuesday or Wednesday morning as I have to climb this beast before we leave.
On the plus side we stocked ...
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
... 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 ...
... I followed them to another bar, where they got massive beers and kept shoving pints in my face, getting upset when I wouldn't drink. This was the first time in my three weeks of travel where I felt uncomfortable and started getting upset, and the people doing it were all Canadian and American. Funny how people warn you about Europeans, when it's actually the ones from home you need to worry about.
Eventually we left, and we lost more and more people, ending with ...
... were even attempts at the samba and tango. Very funny. It was a long day on the bus but the scenery was magnificent with mountains, some snow capped, rivers and beautiful landscapes and many small villages. Our hotel in Grenoble is excellent, the room is a little small but doesn't matter given we are only here one night, the bed is comfy and the wifi is excellent, very quick. The meal we ...
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