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Traveling from Chamonix to Lake Annecy we went through some breathtaking views through the Alps. The city is quite gorgeous, a favorite Lakeside destination for French families in summer. After a walk through 'Little Venice' taking the sights of a town voted the most beautiful in France, i had a lovely lunch of the local (from Nice) Niçoise salad in a central location before taking the one hour boat trip on the lake. We saw the ...
... window as we peered into the chasm below.
Now, I give you the tip....Treas was seriously packing it! Seriously!
And I must admit, it was a bloody long way down, with absolutely nothing between us and the specks at the bottom that must have been houses....
... 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 ...
... is that because it was Sunday there was hardly any traffic about, just the odd car. Cycling a laden tandem close to the edge of the road, uphill, is a bit risky, so with little traffic about we could safely stay away from the steep drops.
The top of the Col levels out to reveal the Roseland Reservoir, which is a striking turquoise colour, even without a clear blue sky.
At the end of the reservoir the route joins the main road again, the D902, ...
... lane to this Grand Budapest Hotel lookalike complete with somewhat messy surrounds. We were thrilled that we got in -the only guests - and were greeted by newly renovated rooms with views to die for, a wonderful wooden staircase, a pool if we needed [not]and all for E65 a room. We dined like royalty on simple food and then had a terrific breakfast - all to ourselves.
To top it off, the internet was good and we saw Geelong overpower Port Adelaide!