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... the cloud had thickened and Matterhorn had
gone into hiding once again.
3100m one certainly looses their energy and after a bit of a long walk around
the mountain my body was about to fall over and die, I had to get some food
into me rather quickly!!
headed for the restaurant and right there on the door it just happened to have
the word "Chocolate" written on it and so I had one thing on my
mind...anyone guess what it was?? ;-)
... the pass it did not look good. Today it was overcast and for sure mighty cold.
As I negotiate the twists and turns up this pass its getting colder every mile. Soon a few drops of rain fell and then it turned to light snow and hail. A terrible freezing wind was blowing and looking at the road surface one could see the hailstones being blown across the surface making it rather slippery.
This pass road sure seemed far more twisty than what it seemed yesterday in all the mist. ...
... and probably said I was crazy. It wasn't too cold but it was to cold for that attire. A cardigan is now required. We donned our cycle gear and found a path into Aosta along a fast flowing river. Aosta is580m above sea level situated in the centre of Aosta valley. It was founded in 25 BC by the Romans at the junction of the major roads leading to France and Switzerland. Its surrounded by superb mountains. This ancient town dates back to the pre-historic age, to Roman ...
... taking us 4 hours all up and although a bit sore leg wise and toenail wise, we all agreed it was a fantastic excursion. Coffee, beer and something to eat was a welcome treat on our arrival back in town. Drinks at 5 courtesy of the hotel in compensation for no hot water on our first night as the generator had broken down, plus cheese, biscuits and other nibbles in the lounge complete with open fire was a perfect ending to a perfect day and a perfect few days near the ...
... it's accessible via a steep set of steps which are really almost ladders, then there is a walkway along a huge section of the gorge wall, right down into the gorge itself. Quite spectacular with the icy water rushing over the polished jasper stone. Plenty of trees growing out of impossible cracks, moss and pretty pink flowers clinging to the gorge walls. Really lovely!
After we found our way back into the village we foraged at the local Co-op supermarket and stocked up on some ...