Hotel Cristallo

Via Pinerolo 5 , Sestriere, Piedmont, 10058, Italy | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $121.00
 

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Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... I was crazy mad with the speed of the descent.

Not much else happening today, had a nice pasta lunch and may double up for dinner. Cleaned the bike it was filthy with all the rain we have had and watched a little TDF.

We are off at sparrows to drive to Le Bourg D'Oisans to spend the day in the region. I will climb the legendary l' Alpe with its 21 hairpins and the meet Mich at the Saturday markets in Le Bourg.

au revoir
...

Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... was still cold and the cloud was very low. I was itching for a ride so decided to tackle some local Cols near us.

They were some great climbs, Villerzembrun climb with its hairpins and early steep ramps out of St Michel and Col de Beau Plan with forest mist through the clouds on quiet roads and only a fool like me out riding them. The early ramps out of St Michel on Villerzembrun were tough but it soon eased off ...

Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Today the plan was to ride three or four cols, well that was the plan, the weather had other ideas.

I set off at 5.30am with just a light drizzle and if you have seen today's stage of the TDF you would know it became progressively worse.

I made it to Thones climbing the Col De Bluffy however by then I was soaked through. My rain booties and gloves had given up and became water capsules, I couldn't warm up and still had to climb over 1400 metres.

The Alps beat me ...

Parlez Vous Parking Fines?

A travel blog entry by kathyducker

... went to hertz as the car has had a light on for a few days. They didn't have any Anglais either! It really does amaze me how humans can understand one another without words. Attempted to get to a local park where the snow runoff lands in a wonderful waterfall but it was FREEZING!! So we went home and Nicholas practised his Boy Scout skills and made us a fire. Home made Fried Rice was a hit again... Then a sit by the fire to plan Padua and ...

Mother nature gives me an ass-whoopin!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... were contemplating their next play. A few others arrived and did the same. Unfortunately they didn't have a support vehicle and were forced to wait it out and make the precarious decent as slowly as possible.

Not far down from Galibier the rain stopped and it only took us about 20 minutes to reach the town of La Grave where we would be spending the next couple of nights. While a fairly large village, its primarily a skiing town and most of ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Via Pinerolo 5 , Sestriere, is near Pragelato and Via Vialattea.
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