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Travel Blogs from Gap
... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
... stranded in their cars in the snow that night. Eventually this friend got home in 36 hours to find their luggage left behind.
I would have to ski. I'm a bit of a wimp. I didn't want to break bones. It was all rather nerve-wracking. I cautiously followed the others to the slopes looking like a giant toasted marshmallow with an added hired helmet for protection and some rather uncomfortable, ridiculously hard to get into and walk ...
... we weren't total wreckages and did gain some early confidence. When a green run turned blue and we were faced with several rather steep drops, ridiculously considered 'slopes' the talked about confidence quickly disappeared. Ploughing wasn't going to get us through that though and at this point Tori, I began to reconsider your quote 'nothing great was ever achieved staying in your comfort Zone'. As to conquerer this one, we actually needed to ...
... tyre with a new plug. I will need a new tyre when I get home but I'm hoping this will get me there.
I then set the navi to take me via mountain roads over to Gap. It is a really stunning ride. Unlike, say, the high Alps in Austria and Switzerland, the French build quaint villages way up in the sky. Basically if it was even remotely feasible to build a road to a mountain top ...
... road in Europe. The narrow road meandered up the edge of the valley and gave distant glimpses of snowy mountain peaks. As the road ascended through village settlements they grew less and less frequent and the occasional local acknowledged my slow 50 km an hour speed through their villages. The dwellings grew less frequent and the curves became more hairpin, but good visibility of the road ahead meant a wide approach line could be taken on the delicious curves. Both the bike ...
Other places to stay in Gap
18, rue Emile Didier, Gap | 3 star hotelfrom $99
5/7 Bld Georges Pompidou, Gap | Hotelfrom $84
27 Route De Chabanas, Gap | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Belle Aureille, Gap | 2 star hotelfrom $67
Lieu dit le Plan de Gap, Gap | Hotelfrom $26
20 ter Avenue du Commandant Dumont , Gap | Hotelfrom $78
\N, Gap | Hotelfrom $81