Albergo Grandes Murailles

Via Roma 78, Valtournenche, Valle d'Aosta, 11028, Italy | Hotel
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Last day

A travel blog entry by steiner1

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Slow day today with a bit of shopping plus bike cleaning and bike packing up. The rain has set in for a while and hopefully it will fine up. Rain lifted and Ric, Davo and Muzza headed to Biella whilst the rest of us walked to Sordevolo. A stop at the market for meats and snacks followed by an ice cold dip in the Elvo and a quick ...

Giro - trekking day

A travel blog entry by steiner1

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... We arrived at the first lake and then encountered snow. The Squadra kept pushing on till it became obvious that only pierre, flinty, james and Steiners being the only ones who had hiking waterproof shoes could continue to the end. it took over 5.5 hours with stops but was fantastic. A late lunch followed by coffe at pont st martin and walk over roman bridge. back to graglia ...

After a long drive. a rest day

A travel blog entry by mustseemore

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... dominated by the train station. It handles 1 million passengers a year (many are students), roofing slate and scrap metal from the adjacent steelworks. The result is ugly, maybe reflective of the fact that until 2002 it was managed by military railway engineers! It reminds me of Newcastle or Woollongong circa 1970.
We can see Mont Blanc from our roof and plan to get closer to it ...

Giro day 10

A travel blog entry by steiner1

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... a train to ride the 34km back to settimo vittone and up a tough climb to Andrate and back to Graglia.

the total climbing was 2,900 meters and 142km of riding meaning 7 hours in the saddle.

we had a medal count to award the 'count Von graglia 2014'
overwhelming winner was Davo on 25 votes - outstanding season.

now we are off to Bossola for dinner
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Giro day 9

A travel blog entry by steiner1

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... other towns. A tough climb up into the valley. Next was a drive up the valley and drinks at champoluc followed by dinner at the hotel. La Ciasimusira The Count von Christo re_assumed his position for a second term. Tough day looming ...

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This hotel, located on Via Roma 78, Valtournenche, is near Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area, Champoluc, Golf Club Cervino, and Monterosa Ski Resort.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding