Hostellerie du Petit Saint Bernard
Travel Blogs from Bourg Saint Maurice
... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.
The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.
We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... between my legs I returned to Annecy to pack up and make our way to the Maurienne Valley and the heart of the big Alps climbs.
To rub salt into my wounded ego the SD card in the camera played up so I lost all my pics of the short 50km ride today. Oh well re-format and away we go again.
We visited Albertville, sight of the 1992 winter Olympics and St Jean de Maurienne on our way to St Michel de Maurienne where we will base ourselves for the next week.
St Jean ...
... that had checked us in was actually the owner of the hotel and she was helped by her son and daughter in law.
Somewhat sated I took some time to wash off the sweat from the bike. I had to dismantle the front fork stem from the frame and pull out the bearing set to clean that all off. The salt from the sweat had eaten its way in and was starting to cause some rust to build up, which is not a good thing. Once I got all that done we ...
... 8217;s forecast was for some light rain but, while the clouds were low, the rain never appeared and it turned out to be a sweltering day. We had the typical breakfast and got ready to go. Today Connie decided to leave at the same time as me and would wait at the top of Col de la Madeleine, a 26km climb averaging 8% with a total climb of 1800m. The total distance from the hotel to our destination in St. Jean de Maurienne would be 85km.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hostellerie du Petit Saint Bernard Bourg Saint Maurice
Other places to stay in Bourg Saint Maurice
Quartiers du Charvet et des Villards , Bourg Saint Maurice | Hotel
Village de Charmettoger, Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Le Village Arc 1950, Bourg Saint Maurice | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Village de Charmettoger, Bourg Saint Maurice | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Village de Charmettoger - Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Les Arcs 1600, Bourg Saint Maurice | 3 star hotelfrom $245
69 route d'Hauteville, Bourg Saint Maurice | Hotelfrom $110
90 rue Jean Moulin, Bourg Saint Maurice | Hotelfrom $52
Village des 2 tetes, Bourg Saint Maurice | Hotelfrom $77
Chemin du Reverset, Bourg Saint Maurice | Hotelfrom $55