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Travel Blogs from Val d'Isère
Sunday June 1 and Monday June 2
Days 39 and 40
His take on the day:
The drive from Davos was quite long and a bit tiring for an old man!. We went South again, through the 6.6km long San Bernardino Tunnel, nearly down to Milan, cutting the edge of Lake Como, then finally back into the Italian Alps just 20km from France. The final hour was horrendous with ...
... the path we rode on was a dedicated cycle path, a lot of roads in France have a dotted lane on the road, and cyclists share the road with motor bikes, busses and cars. The French motorists do seem to be very respectful of cyclists and seem to wait patiently for a safe spot to overtake, having said that, I wouldn't risk my life riding on these narrow mountain roads.
In Annecy we had dinner in a little restaurant, L'Auberge de Savoie, recommended ...
... slushy. This river is great in summer for cayaking, white water rafting and trout fishing. Higher up in the mountains, there had been quite a bit of logging, so we had to do a fair amount of climbing under and over large fallen trees, just to keep on the path. I should mention there was red and white striped tape at the entrance to the forest, with a sign in French which presumably said 'no entry-logging activity', but we ...
Salut mes chatons,
Susa Italy was a very cute little town nestled in a valley halfway between Briancon and Turin. We did not spend much time there but since it was the destination of our carpool, we decided to check it out before continuing to Turin. We went to a local restaurant and ate some pizza, and wandered the streets a little bit before heading to the train station.
And that's about all!
From Italy, with love,
The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...