Grand Hotel de Valloire et du Galibier
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... br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal;">It was a...ummm....how to put this.....okay, it was a complete shithole!
I think the worst camp we've ever been to...
The people at the "reception" were nice enough, but it was an old, tired dump, in an ...
... br> We have an amazing view from our ground floor window, looking north-west over a river valley, what we think is the historic village of Mont Dauphin and "Le Pelvoux", at about 4,000m high, imposing in the distance.
Today was a relatively short ride down from Briançon, up and over Col d'Izoard and then a long gentle valley road to Guillestre.
It was a beautiful day and the scenery was stunning. The ascent to Col d'Izoard is long but not too steep, and ...
... old part of town opposite l'église - a good place from where to explore the historical centre.
Unlike yesterday, the weather was gloriously sunny today, so it was nice just to wander the steep avenues of the fortified town and take in the atmosphere of the place. There are very few tourists around, and some of the tackier tourist shops are still closed this early in the season, which suited us fine. The buildings are 4 or 5 stories high and painted ...
... look at elevation profiles I don't actually believe them, but we could have free wheeled for the first 20km of our ride today. We made the most of it.
St. Jean de Maurienne is the town at the foot of the Col du Télégraphe. We stopped briefly just to take a layer of clothing off before starting the climb. The first few kilometres meander through a residential area before rising through woodland, revealing impressive views of the valley we had just cycled ...
... up here during the week. Luckily, the traffic doesn't seem to go any further.
Climbing the Col de l'Iseran
Once out of Val D'Isere you start the climb to the Col de l'Iseran. It was a relief to get out of the village and into the open landscape. It's a really beautiful climb along this part of the D902, and the roads are very quiet, just a few Germans on motorbikes and the odd car. We were also passed by about half a dozen Morgans ...