Travel Blogs from St. Gervais les Bains
I arrived in Martigny mid-afternoon after a fairly straightforward 4.5 hour stroll from Saint-Marice, where I spent a lovely evening with the Augustian community at their abbey in the town. Its claim to fame is that it is the oldest continuously functioning abbey in the western world, having been founded in 515AD. The basilica has had to be rebuilt a few times owing to rockfalls from the mountain behind it, but I was reassured that it ...
We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... base of Mont Blanc. Stunning views around every corner and a great place to stop for a beer and a bite before heading back to Annecy.
Tomorrow I climb the Col de L'Arpettaz a climb full of hairpins and a little known gem down towards Albertville.
Rain is forecast so it could be interesting.
... descent and was on her tail until the bottom.
Semnoz is a classic climb and the back way via Col de Leschaux is on quiet roads only broken every now and then by the chorus of cow bells. It's a mix of forest and pasture with some views to Lac Annecy and the surrounding mountains on the early slopes.
A drive around Lac Annecy was in order before lunch with a drive to the Col ...
... phone she had borrowed from someone at a restaurant on the top of Aravis because her cell was in the car…with the keys. Seems she had not unlocked the car but just used the key to open the trunk lid and a gust of wind had slammed the lid shut with her keys inside. She called Sixt who took an hour to figure out where she was because the pass wasn’t listed anywhere they looked. Nonetheless, they had someone there an hour later and got ...
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