Hotel Vallee de Cogne
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... s mind being up that high even in September. It was pretty good. We all came pretty prepared warm jackets and everything. Some did not and well they were looking pretty cold. I don't know what the actually temperature was but it was chilly.
It sounded like it was definitely a great view when you went up the elevator. Phil, mom and Marika went up but all agreed probably good that Riley didn't go up. I sorta wished I had gone up but at ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... few stretches of road it can reach.
Then it matures into fast stretches of road with sweeping curves as the trees thin out.From 11 hundred to 14 hundred metres the road climbs in a series of a dozen or more tight hairpins up and out into the light and finally a long looping high and twisty road completely above the tree line now. This is where you can get little ...
... who are making the trip the other way.
The sun returns as we drop down the valley and stop for coffee and fuel in Jausiers.
And then on to the Col de Vars. It rises to 2,109m, and the weather stays clear all the way over. The run down the north side is beautiful, a wide well-surfaced carriageway with broad radius hairpins.
Next up is the much trickier ...
From Chamonix we entered Switzerland via a smaller mountain road and drove up the main valley of the Valais, which is surrounded with vineyards, mainly on the north side of the highway but often on both. Small castles dot the hills in the valley, protecting the turf of the former residents. Turning off the main road into the Val d'Herens, we stopped at a small relais or café and shared a delicious TRANCHE (dish made of bread, white wine of the ...