Hotel La Maison Du Bez
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... around and around and up and down, she goes again...." ...Those words seem to ring a bell from some song way back...
Anyway, we very quickly found that the road deteriorated into a very narrow, basically one-lane road hewn out of solid rock from the sides of abyss-like valleys, as we clawed our way up and up, this way and that, up and up, until we were tip-toeing like flies across ...
... br> We have an amazing view from our ground floor window, looking north-west over a river valley, what we think is the historic village of Mont Dauphin and "Le Pelvoux", at about 4,000m high, imposing in the distance.
Today was a relatively short ride down from Briançon, up and over Col d'Izoard and then a long gentle valley road to Guillestre.
It was a beautiful day and the scenery was stunning. The ascent to Col d'Izoard is long but not too steep, and ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Briançon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... descended another few hundred metres and found a hotel/restaurant, which offered us another chance to get warm. We bought some hot soup - the waitress even offered us dressing gowns to put over our wet clothes to keep warm! They were obviously prepared for nutcases like us!
By now wearing several layers, and with our buffs under our helmets, we started our descent again and eventually left the rain behind. Luckily the road became a tandem-friendly long, straight -1% ...
... plates, some kind of club tour I guess. If you're going to traverse the Alps in a motorised vehicle, at least do it in style.
The climb to the top from Val D'Isere is about 14 km averaging at a 6% gradient. The weather was good to us, no rain, neither too hot nor cold, so it was a comfortable climb.
There is a small shop at the top, and we treated ourselves to a coffee (no milk yet as it was the first day of the season that it ...