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Travel Blogs from Pra Loup
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
... of town hotel at a good time. We enjoyed a beer with the five that didn't get lost and reflected on the fact that tomorrow is our last day into Nice. Mixed emotions for me as I have missed Emma and the children tremendously although we have truly had the trip of a lifetime. Tomorrow is sure to be a strange day ! Today's route file : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/3770 ...
... the car we saw this sign propped up against the rear wall of a hut selling souvenirs.
Napolean’s Refuge turned out to be a café, selling very nice cake and appears to have had something to do with Napoleon the third. We discovered the road over the pass was one of the stages of the 100th Tour de France. It is also a favourite for motor-bikes. Several passed us and we saw a number of 1200 cc ...
Stage 6 sees us ride from Pra Loup to Auron, over 4 categorised climbs with the total vertical for the day being the maximum for any stage. Over 147km we will climb 3800m. And a hill top finish to cap it off - the last 30 kms is a drag up a valley averaging 3-4% with the final 10km involving some serious ramps up to double digit gradients. Should this be the marathon stage?
There are also two untimed sections of 21km and 15km, ...
... a shot once we were higher than anything in Australia and finally finished at 2700m. The camper has been surprisingly easy to drive, maybe the week in Italy helped out but the roads have been wide enough to cope with passing cyclists and oncoming cars - no aggro like home.We have been able to take "short cuts" though three days ago we went over Col de Telegraph and Col de Galibier instead of the correct route but managed to beat in most ...