Hotel La Pendine
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... we saw Cremona on the map and it looked interesting, so off we went.
Now, there were basically 2 choices - the main Autoroute, or an interesting-looking "main" road, ( being a bold red road on the map), and because it looked as if it would traverse some nice country, I chose the latter...
Well, we ...
... section near Vars was that we could get up sufficient speed to shake off the huge swarm of flies that were buzzing around us. The trouble is, when cycling at 6 - 10 kph, and sweating like mad, you become a fly magnet. I checked out the other cyclists, to my relief it wasn't just tandem teams that the local flies were targeting. It was anything going slowly up a hill. We stopped to liberally apply some of Helen's citron-scented perfume. It didn't ...
... Running low on chain oil, I may need to get some more.
We ate two huge chunks of juicy beef pavé with some rice and vegetables. What the auberge lacked in ambience, it made up for by the quality of its beef. According to our waiter, it's too early in the season for French tourists, apart from the retirees down on the med, who come to the mountains in June to escape the heat.
Another relatively easy day tomorrow, with just the Col de Vars to tackle en route to ...
... 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 ...
... I soon regretted as we got stuck into the next climb; the Col du Galibier, an 18 km climb from Valloire. There is some respite after a bit of climbing to get out of Valloire. The road levels off for a while, or maybe it's just 4% instead of 8%?
We soon reached the 'lunar landscape' mentioned in the guide book. What we didn't expect to see were the marmots sunning themselves on the road ahead!
We decided on a strategy of frequent stops to drink and snack. ...