Hotel Stella Alpina
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Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 1,359 m
Descent: 1,550 m
We took: 4h 20m
Technically we should be in Guillestre this evening, but the nearest accommodation we could book is just up the road from there, in a small village called Risoul. We had a quick look around Guillestre, enjoyed a couple of pression, couldn't really find anywhere nice to eat so we came back up to Risoul to eat at a local Auberge just down from our gîte: La maison de ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... been more apt). Interesting fact of the day is it takes about 6 minutes to soft boil an egg in Aussois because the water boils at a lower temperature at altitude.
Because the proprietor skis in winter and so cycles in summer to keep fit, he had a track pump! I got very excited about being able to get the tyres to 100psi (7 bar) for the first time on our tour - they were only inflated to about 60psi - how much faster we could have gone uphill!
... up here during the week. Luckily, the traffic doesn't seem to go any further.
Climbing the Col de l'Iseran
Once out of Val D'Isere you start the climb to the Col de l'Iseran. It was a relief to get out of the village and into the open landscape. It's a really beautiful climb along this part of the D902, and the roads are very quiet, just a few Germans on motorbikes and the odd car. We were also passed by about half a dozen Morgans ...