Hotel Les Carrettes
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Lake Garda, Italy
After getting the call to "Go North", we headed off from Milan's oppressive heat and we thought that it might be a bit cooler if we put a few degrees of latitude under our belts...
Ha! Who's kidding who?
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 1,359 m
Descent: 1,550 m
We took: 4h 20m
Technically we should be in Guillestre this evening, but the nearest accommodation we could book is just up the road from there, in a small village called Risoul. We had a quick look around Guillestre, enjoyed a couple of pression, couldn't really find anywhere nice to eat so we came back up to Risoul to eat at a local Auberge just down from our gîte: La maison de ...
No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the bike, so we took his advice.
Briançon is the highest city in France, at 1,326 m. Our hotel, 'Le Temple' is ...
... A few cyclists passed us on the way to the top. It's a fairly constant 7% for the whole 12 km. At the top of every col so far there has been someone who has offered to take a photo for us, Col du Télégraphe was no exception.
We donned an extra layer and enjoyed a smooth ride down to Valloire, where we found a patisserie that would easily accommodate our bike without a lot of faffing around, and offered some outside tables in the sun.
I had a slice of ...
... got better as we left behind the cloud cover on the top of the mountain, and the sun brought welcome relief from the freezing cold.
Once past the twisty bits, there is a long straight slightly undulating stretch that is perfect for tandems, and we were able to settle into a comfortable 35 kph and enjoy the scenery.
We stopped for a mint tea in Bessans, and then carried on the D902 then D1006 along the valley towards Termignon. ...