Hotel Du Rhone
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We were very excited to see blue sky when we woke up! Since the wether was good we decided to take the cablecar up Grands Montets. We only went half way and got off at Lognan (1972m) and hiked for 45mins to the Glacier d'Argentiere. It was beautiful! Mat did an extra little hike up to the snow line. After enjoying the serenity for a ...
On last years trip we meet a gentleman in Lurcene who told us about a walk you could do along the side of a mountain outside Sion. We tried to find it last year but failed. This year we found it and it is today's challenge. We have breakfast at 8.00am which was the typical Swiss style contential breakfast but with fresh cooked eggs. All very nice. Next stop is a short 26 km drive to Saviese and the start of Torrent -Neuf. The road leads to ...
... where is Pop….oh yes, I forgot to mention, he found a stray person …the tour guide. They are deep in conversation at the side of the church.
The way down was quite precarious in parts but the views down the lane ways with the backdrop of snow covered alps are worth the walk. We collect baguettes for a takeaway dinner using our best French and make a long trek over the river and up to the other side of town for a well-deserved early ...
... the 20th fastest up this climb on Strava) but that doesn't matter. I don't have the body type of a climber and probably have no reason to love it so much. But this climb was unbelievable. This is my new favourite climb. Its 4km longer than Stelvio but way more beautiful. Its harder and way more picturesque than Tourmalet. If this road wasn't a dead end it would be way more famous. Maybe that is the beauty of it.... ************e knows about it.
Julie crested the top ...
... the history of Leysin whilst they went off and drunk wine.
But back to our first evening, we decided that it would be a good idea to get our bearings and take a little stroll. We learnt three things; firstly, if you don’t find a restaurant to eat in before 7pm, you will have no choice but to consume a greasy kebab (meat genuinely unknown) in one of the most beautiful villages in the world, secondly, the cheese loving Swiss do ...