Grand Hotel Sestriere
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...
... station in France, we then headed to the Buffet Carriage to take in the views. They've got windows in the upper part of the carriage here, so you can get yourself a beverage and take in the scenery. It's still impressive but the only downside that the weather wasnt so great and so we didnt see it's full majesty as clouds were covering some of the largest mountains.
The last few hours were not the most ...
... morning saw us 'review',.. yet again. We decided that our original plans to head north to Lake Como,.. then west through Switzerland,.. finally a run through France back to the UK,.. needed to change. So,. Our new plan is to head to Turin,.. back through the Tunnel of Frejus (we decided that the 57 euro fee to travel the 14 Klms through the mountain was a better option than the fuel cost / stress overload of navigating the Alps on the secondary highways),.. and then take ...
Today we went up and over the Col d'Izoard (2361m). The guidebook implies it is an easy day as it it's just 9.4km at 4.2% followed by 10.1km at 7.5%. But it was anything but. On day 8 our legs are tired so it felt bloomin hard work, but it was worth it as it is a stunning route. We have done it before from the ...
... were running low. Then about 4km from the top the temperature plummeted and the rain continued in ernest. We were shivering so much our bikes were shaking! Thankfully once over the top there was a little cafe where we hid for a while drinking hot chocolate and eating ham and cheese omelettes. We made it safely back to the valley where it was glorious sunshine and we laid everything out to dry. Phew. An exhausting ...