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De Briançon a Barcelonnette passamos pelo Parc Queyras, uma região próxima da Italia, e que abrange uma grande área antigamente protegida como reserva de caça da realeza de ambos os lados da fronteira. A cerca de 2000m de altitude se vê neve e bosque de pinheiros, o que significa que estamos mudando para um clima menos frio. Era um domingo …
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
... of shoes. Oops.
The day- time temperature is still near 30 degrees but it is cooler in the evenings. The sun leaves our pitch about 7pm so we are eating earlier. I am usually up by 6/ 6.30am and it is around 10 degrees, although it climbs quickly to around 20 degrees by 10 am. Autumn arrives early and rapidly here already the trees are showing yellow leaves, which seem to multiply ...
... think Skoda vehicles in TDF with 50+ bikes and wheels on the roof and you get the picture).
Then a very tricky untimed descent from 1660m down to 490m over 15km, where I lose touch with everyone. Fuel up at the last aid station for the final section, which is another long, lonely uphill drag of about 600m over 25 km, before a final kick up to 1600m (+400) over the final 5km. This bit totally sucks, and I'm chewing on my ...
... t put on any weight, in fact I reckon I've lost a few kilos , though as I get more comfortable with the surroundings I expect to eat more and I've been trying out the local beers. I haven't gone running as planned ( no time) but have ran at times to get to things. There has been lots of opportunities to go mountain biking but I don't feel as if I'm missing out. Hopefully I will be able to get some fitness before the Scott24hr race which is 2 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Azteca Barcelonnette
Ambiente acolhedor e simpático. Café da manhã simples, mas servido em um terraço bonito. Todo mundo ali parece feliz, hóspedes em suas motos ou nos seus carros que lembram a época de Scott Fitzgerald na Côte d'Azur. Charme, naturalmente.
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