Travel Blogs from Salice D'Ulzio
Wednesday May 14
Her take on the day:
The last few days have been a visual feast and today was no exception. We left Chasteuil this morning to drive to Briancon via the scenic route and that it was - up narrow goat tracks, across recently opened mountain passes and along rushing streams. We have now followed the Verdon River from the source in the Haute Alps of Provence to Lac de Sainte-Croix. There must have been ...
Salut mes chatons,
Susa Italy was a very cute little town nestled in a valley halfway between Briancon and Turin. We did not spend much time there but since it was the destination of our carpool, we decided to check it out before continuing to Turin. We went to a local restaurant and ate some pizza, and wandered the streets a little bit before heading to the train station.
And that's about all!
From Italy, with love,
... It was pathetic to have warmed up on a "red" slope, spend the whole day outside of the slopes, and then be terrified and unable to board a "green" slope. Fortunately, a few of the egg-shaped lifts took people back down the mountain too.
At the end of our time in Briancon, we caught another carpool to Susa Italy to continue our journey.
From Euroland, with love,
We've just had the most amazing week at ski fest in the French alps! 6 days in the mountains with hundreds of other kiwi and Aussies and different events on each night. After 20 hours on a bus we arrived in Risoul which is a small mountain village in the French alps. It is south of Grenoble so a looooong way from London. Driving through the mountains was really pretty but also scary as we were on the edge of cliffs and ...
The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...