Grand Hotel Besson

Via del Rio 15, Salice D'Ulzio, Piedmont, 10050, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salice D'Ulzio

Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... wonderful villages up near the top that mainly service the ski traffic in winter and summer hikers. Two km from the summit of Col du Mollard is one such village, Albiez-Montrond. It can been seen in the pic from the summit view and where I filled my bidons.

I descended the other side of the climb and started with and Italian rider who I left behind a few k's down. He caught up at the bottom in the town of St Jean and said in broken ...

Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Woke up with high hopes of an early ride today looked out the window and could not believe how far down the mountain the cloud had rolled. Climbing big Cols was out of the question.

We took an early morning trip St Jean de Maurienne to stock up on supplies and have a coffee and croissant. The weather started getting worse so it was time for bread, cheese, salami and wine.

By the afternoon the rain stopped ...

Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Today the plan was to ride three or four cols, well that was the plan, the weather had other ideas.

I set off at 5.30am with just a light drizzle and if you have seen today's stage of the TDF you would know it became progressively worse.

I made it to Thones climbing the Col De Bluffy however by then I was soaked through. My rain booties and gloves had given up and became water capsules, I couldn't warm up and still had to climb over 1400 metres.

The Alps beat me ...

Parlez Vous Parking Fines?

A travel blog entry by kathyducker

... to pay our parking fine. 35€ for parking on the footpath while the medieval fete was on. I finally found it and my "Parlez-Vous Anglais" met with a resounding "Non!" Oops. This was going to be fun. Anyway, we got there. They could only accept a French cheque. I didn't have one. I hadn't go to a tobacconist in town and buy a stamp which covered the fine then stick it on and post it in. All in sign language and my touch of French. ...

Mother nature gives me an ass-whoopin!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... a door. Weird.

Connie and I spent the next few hours washing cycling gear and my bike so I'd be ready for Alpe D'Huez the next day and getting cleaned up so we could go out for dinner. We found a really great little restaurant a couple of hundred meters from the hotel where I had Tartare de boeuf and Connie had a big plate of pasta. At the table beside us was a couple with a great looking chocolate Lab that quietly laid there between the tables. ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Via del Rio 15, Salice D'Ulzio, is near Pragelato and Via Vialattea.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent