Travel Blogs from Combloux
I arrived in Martigny mid-afternoon after a fairly straightforward 4.5 hour stroll from Saint-Marice, where I spent a lovely evening with the Augustian community at their abbey in the town. Its claim to fame is that it is the oldest continuously functioning abbey in the western world, having been founded in 515AD. The basilica has had to be rebuilt a few times owing to rockfalls from the mountain behind it, but I was reassured that it ...
... off the route descriptions from our e-guidebook (we have the hard copy of the book but left it at home to save weight), finding out how it differs from the GPS tracks, which unfortunately is significantly. So we have a highlighter to colour in the areas to look out for on our 1:200,000 map (1cm=2km). Oh yeah, this is going to be fun... Our laundry has finished drying, so at least for this next stage, we will start off fresh and ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... side....there are many places that the only way to pass is for one car to stop and back up.....hairy! But Lake Passé is beautiful, amazing reflections in the water and yet the water is crystal clear. Funny part of day was an Indian (fully American looking) rode down to waters edge on horseback.....what tha? ...the horse drank and off he rode. Today marked the last day of Chris in his 50's ...the big 60 ...
Other places to stay in Combloux
149 route du Vernay, Combloux | Hotelfrom $27
57, route de l'Epine, Combloux | Hotelfrom $73
1018 Route De Saint Gervais, Combloux | 2 star hotelfrom $87
253 Route Du Bouchet, Combloux | Hotelfrom $204
300 route de la Cry, Combloux | Hotelfrom $143
Chemin Du Champet, Combloux | Hotelfrom $177
1191 route du Feug, Combloux | 3 star hotelfrom $108