Grand Hotel Terme di Vinadio
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Stopped here for the night, couldn't make Monaco.
The town is called Cuneo, it's got a lovely main piazza with bars and restaurants all round.
Is a bit out of the way, and I think is a base camp for skiing in the winter.
The B&B was great value, absolutely spotless room, with underground parking, worth a call if you're in that area.
So off to San Remo, which means mountains, got to find a Garmin store, as Sally can't find London, I spell it ...
... the previous day's walk. And initially, it was a gentle stroll alongside the stream through the forest. However, the track then became steeper and at times quite rocky. There were a few stretches where we had to take particular care in choosing the rocks to step on, our hiking sticks helping us to maintain our balance. (The men picked up sticks lying on the ground, and discovered ...
... some cheese and tomatoes from the local store, and then set off for the mountains, passing through some stunning scenery on the way to our destination - a car park at the bottom of La Madone de Fenestre.
The hike was reasonably strenuous, climbing about 600 feet altogether (up to about 2000 metres above sea level). According to Lynette's step meter, we walked about 12 kilometres during the 5-hour walk. By the time we stopped for lunch at the lake some two hours into our ...
After a simple continental breakfast at our hotel, we waited outside for Lynette & James to pick us up. WIthin minutes, they pulled up and we piled in.
The drive to Valdeblore took us through a magnificent valley with mountain sides reaching high into the sky. The windy trip up to the village of La Bolline-Valdeblore made me feel a little queasy, and so I was relieved when the 1.5-hour journey was over.
As we were ...
... the re-appearance of the precious piece of gear, and we were able to get the tyres up to 100psi again. These Continental 4 season Vectrans tyres have been brilliant touring tyres. 28mm give a comfortable ride - not too firm, and we haven't had a single puncture on the entire trip. I think they've earnt their retirement so I'll replace them when we get home.
We chatted for too long to the Dutch cyclists; I think they were slightly envious that we were cycling on to Nice and they had ...