Hotel des Bergeronnettes
Travel Blogs from Champagneux
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
Hairpins, hairpins, hairpins that was the order of the day climbing this little gem just outside of Ugine. The Col De L'Arpettaz is the most enjoyable climb I have ever done. 16km of beauty on a small backroad. The only reason the tour has not ridden this is due to how narrow it is. Towards the summit is is not much more that the width of a standard bike path.
A mixture ...
... Forclaz which I climbed yesterday. We stopped for a coffee and the views of the full lake panorama before finishing the full lap of Lac Annecy .
Tomorrow we are off to visit "the roof of Europe", Chamonix to ride the cable car up to Mont Blanc at a dizzy 3842m. The views are said to be spectacular, hope we have clear weather.
... pas francais and then point, can I have that?
The markets are a great set up all around the river operating on Fridays and Saturday I think.
We purchased some great fruit priced cheaply and some Salami, sheep bree and a crusty French baguette, we scoffed that down later for lunch.
Bagged my first Col the De La Forclaz and I was hurting, I hope it jet lag hangover as I struggled up the beast of a climb, only cat one but long stretches of 10+ %.
On top is a ...
... up, took it for a quick 500m test seems all ok.
I hope to bag my first Cols tomorrow morning and we are then off to the Annecy markets.
Hope I am feeling better than today though just want some sleeeep!.
We need some dinner in our bellies so just a quick hello today and I will post again tomorrow
Here is the view from our hotel of Lake Annecy.