Hotel le Refuge
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... t some great scenery, there was, but even though it is a Parc de Natural the area is dotted with half completed, massive, hotel ruins.
It’s absolutely criminal that developers have been allowed to trash this coastline. A lesson for Australia about inappropriate development in National Parks!
We have started following the green lines (scenic routes) on the road map as we start our return journey north and east to France. Following these lines will keep us away ...
After leaving the Piedmont region of Italy, and before heading back to Geneva for the airport, we made a quick two-day stop in the beautiful French alpine town of Chamonix. Arriving here on Thursday in the driving rain, we kept hoping for a break in the weather so that we could see the fabulous alps, including the Mt. Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.
Sure enough, patience paid off, and Friday afternoon the ...
... gondola of the day and 20 minutes later we reached the top, 3842m high. We were a little naive about the weather up at the top but we were quick to realise it wasn't a joke. It was 0 degrees and we were cold, especially if you found yourself in the wind. We saw so many people in their hiking snow gear trek off the mountain top out into the open snow. We spent an hour or so at the very top and took in the ...
... is where the hikes I’ve done in
this region are different and for me less enjoyable than those of Switzerland. I
don’t enjoy heavy climbs without any scenery other than trees. Most of my climbs
in Switzerland were accompanied by spectacular scenery which provides immediate
reward for the effort. The good scenery today and last Monday didn’t start
until at least an hour of very heavy slogging ...
Our second side trip was to the Alpine town of Chamonix, France. The views from the drive were more spectacular than the little ski village we found. High up Mt. Blanc, the tallest of all the Alps, we drove past waterfalls and amazing views of the Alps. The gondola ride from Chamonix up the mountain is said ...