Hotel des Alpes
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... cable cars are now closed for the summer season there is a limited
number of feasible hikes that don’t involve a huge climb from the village. The
tourist information centre recommends a hike up to 2,000 metres to Petit
Croisse-Baulet which I can access by car.
hike took me four hours and the scenery was beautiful once I got some altitude
after the steep climb through the ...
... when we where riding through Milan in the opposite direction on our way to Turkey in 2006)
After passing Turin, another large City, I was on my way to cross the tunnel of Fréjus between Bardonecchia, Italy and Modane, France.
I was stopped by security after paying the toll and directed to follow their van with flashing lights through the 13 km long tunnel and waiving good bye at the ...
... sound of cowbells and sheep bells was common everywhere we went. Very peaceful. We were rarely near any roads or the sound of cars. On some stretches of the trail we saw no one for an hour or two.
We reached another very high mountain pass that took us from France into Italy. Switched from saying "bonjour" to everyone to "buongiorno" Stopped for lunch and were treated to some of ...
We have been in remote country for the last few days. Haven't seen a store, and rarely even a house since we left Les Contamines.
Our last refuge in France was de Mottets, quite a relief after the night before. Although it had been converted from a dairy farm, it had spacious, modern rest rooms, hot showers, semi-private bed room (Barbara only had to share with 3 guys this time).
Actually our roomates were very interesting: ...
... they bought out candles, not to be romantic, they were running low on electricity! For the same reason we had no lights in our cramped dorm rooms, so we had to undress by headlamp. They had no wastebaskets and refused to take any trash because it was too hard for them to haul away, the location being so remote. Too add insult to injury, it was one of the most expensive refuges (about $135 for the two of us).