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Travel Blogs from Leysin
... of sightseeing earlier and liked what I saw. I've heard the place mentioned on TV skiing reports many times, but thankfully there was no sign of the snow reputedly making a brief summer appearance on the higher ground near here.
Well, the two day climb to the Grand St Bernard pass begins in the morning. I've decided to take the least scary of three options and my courage has been strengthened by messages of support and ...
... a Dutch guy called Pete who had already completed his pilgrimage to Rome and was making his way back home by a mixture of hiking and public transport. He decided to do it this way largely to make a more gradual reintegration to normal life after 65days on the road. He walked to Santiago de Compostela four years ago and found it difficult to pick up the reins in his work after flying straight back to Amsterdam. I am sure readers of the blog who have made the trip to Santiago will ...
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 ...
... the rain. It was 11 degrees when we set out. We weren't feeling particularly inspired this morning, but it's the sort of weather you tend to get in the Alps! So we hardened up and pedalled off. The track started off along a gravel road with plenty of puddles. So at the start of the day, my shoes were already drenched. A good start! All this rain seems to be washing all sorts of things down the rivers - some of the creeks feeding the Rhone were black! Is that natural? We could ...
... in New Jersey than Europe. But today the sun blazed through and there are small portions of time when you can actually see blue skies. This morning was the first time I had a full view of the snow-capped mountains. It never gets old. It is incredible how breathtaking these views are.
Today, we've got the Aigle Wine Festival after lunch, amidst much ...
Other places to stay in Leysin
Route de la Cite, Leysin | 4 star hotelfrom $145
Route du Belvedere, Leysin | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Chemin de la Source, Leysin | 3 star hotelfrom $154
Route des Ormonts, Leysin | 2 star hotelfrom $87
Rue du Commerce, Leysin | 2 star hotelfrom $110
Leysin | Hotelfrom $59