Hotel Les Carrettes
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... 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 ...
The title says it all! Today we cycled from Valloire to Briancon over the Col du Galibier (2646m). The weather was against us pretty much all day, as we woke to pouring rain forcing us to drag everything inside and practically take over the sites shower block! We left several hours later with just croissants and pain au chocolats in our stomach. The climb up to the col was a relentless 17.5km at 7%, so blood ...
It's been a wet start and finish to our first wedding anniversary today. Best intentions for an early start we're delayed by heavy rain this morning, but we made the first 50km before lunch in great time and had a big lunch outside the supermarket in Saint Michel de Maurienne. We then climbed Col du Telegraphe and the rain started again just as we arrived into camp in Valoire. Currently tucked in our tent, enjoying looking through the photos so far while the rain continues ...
... spread again), and instead opted for crepes. After that we went to check out the fort town up the hill. We then walked to the start of the Col de L'Izoard. where we waited for the Tour de France to arrive. During the 1.5 hours for the riders to get to our location, the sun came out, then it rained then it was cloudy. But that didn't deter any of the crowds, who lined the streets throughout the city to watch the race go past. ...
... of hairpins and curves. But they are about to resurface the road, so in preparation they have scraped off the smooth top surface and left it all rough. From the very beginning, it was averaging 8% gradient. It was 24 degrees, but with the sun beating down on us and not a breath of wind, we were dripping in sweat! There's not much wind chill when you're riding 6km/h! The height came slowly, but in a town about 3km in, they had an automatic defibrillator available for ...