Ibis Styles Aix les Bains
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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!
... and pasture land surrounded by a great backdrop. I was the only cyclist on the col and less than half a dozen cars crossed my path on the ascent and descent combined.
I had to traverse the Annecy to Albertville bike path to get to the start, which at 5.30am is pretty much empty. From mid morning until around 7.00pm the path is full of cyclists of all varieties.
... 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.
... which hangs on the edge of the Col with sweeping views back to Lac Annecy. We will have lunch or dinner there tomorrow so I will post a pic then.
Tomorrow I will tackle my first Tour De France Hors Category climb, Semnoz, setting off at
On that note I need a big dinner we are off shortly to Old Annecy by the local bus, that could
... her way up. I stayed around to snap a few pics and then started my way down. Once at the bottom I passed through a nice ski village and then realized that in planning my route I had inadvertently added another pass, the Col de la Aravis, which was 10km long and averaged 5%. After Colombiere this was childs play, except that the wind picked up and was in my face the whole way. Nonetheless I put that climb to bed fairly quickly and was at the top by ...