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... but the so-called "facilities" were awful....Old, tired, dilapidated and ferkin ugly!
And, it was still stinking hot - like 40+! and no breeze, and the air thick with mozzies that you could cull with a sword....no pool, ugly showers....
So we just bunkered down, and enjoyed a lovely cold shower in ...
... to deter the flies, but I'm sure I smelt much better.
Talking of going fast uphill, we've been amazed to see how good e-vélos perform on alpine ascents. A woman came belting past us going uphill on a 7-8% slope, and just disappeared into the distance. I think these are a great idea - they could transform commuting and get more people into cycling, and hopefully get a few more cars off the road.
As usual, there were quite a ...
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pâtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... 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. ...