Travel Blogs from Aix-les-Bains
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
Hairpins, hairpins, hairpins that was the order of the day climbing this little gem just outside of Ugine. The Col De L'Arpettaz is the most enjoyable climb I have ever done. 16km of beauty on a small backroad. The only reason the tour has not ridden this is due to how narrow it is. Towards the summit is is not much more that the width of a standard bike path.
A mixture ...
... Forclaz which I climbed yesterday. We stopped for a coffee and the views of the full lake panorama before finishing the full lap of Lac Annecy .
Tomorrow we are off to visit "the roof of Europe", Chamonix to ride the cable car up to Mont Blanc at a dizzy 3842m. The views are said to be spectacular, hope we have clear weather.
... which hangs on the edge of the Col with sweeping views back to Lac Annecy. We will have lunch or dinner there tomorrow so I will post a pic then.
Tomorrow I will tackle my first Tour De France Hors Category climb, Semnoz, setting off at
On that note I need a big dinner we are off shortly to Old Annecy by the local bus, that could
... her way up. I stayed around to snap a few pics and then started my way down. Once at the bottom I passed through a nice ski village and then realized that in planning my route I had inadvertently added another pass, the Col de la Aravis, which was 10km long and averaged 5%. After Colombiere this was childs play, except that the wind picked up and was in my face the whole way. Nonetheless I put that climb to bed fairly quickly and was at the top by ...