Hotel L'Oree Des Pistes

Les Deux-Alpes, Isere, Rhône-Alpes, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Les Deux-Alpes

Hannibal and his elephants

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... usually like this and we should come back Tuesday or Wednesday. He had hired a bike to that poor soul trying to descend and thought he would cancel the booking but it was his only chance to climb the legendary Alpe D'Huez so down he went, I hope he made it back up.

I didn't like the thought of descending at a standstill so decided to bail and we will go back either Tuesday or Wednesday morning as I have to climb this beast before we leave.

On the plus side we stocked ...

Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Finally some sunshine, well at least a peek through the clouds every now and then. Ready to ride at 5.30am and the night clerk forgot to leave the key out for the shed. Another late start then I'm off to climb Col du Mollard.

Fantastic climb this one fairly long and through forest on the lower slopes and wildflowers above the cloud line. I was a little lost for a while just a little, stupid Garmin! But soon was back on track.

There ...

Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... was still cold and the cloud was very low. I was itching for a ride so decided to tackle some local Cols near us.

They were some great climbs, Villerzembrun climb with its hairpins and early steep ramps out of St Michel and Col de Beau Plan with forest mist through the clouds on quiet roads and only a fool like me out riding them. The early ramps out of St Michel on Villerzembrun were tough but it soon eased off ...

Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... and if the weather permits I will add the Montee La Toussure at 1705m.

Right outside our doorstep is the road to the Col Du Telgraphe and the Galibier which tops out at a frightening 2645m. That's looking like my Sunday sparrows ride.

We visited the ski village of Valloire today just above (on the road) but below the top of the Telegraphe in elevation. I could see part of the Galibier from there. Its an intimidating looking climb.

Until tomorrow

au revoir
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Alpe D'Huez here I come!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... kicked up again towards the end. Connie stayed just ahead of me all the way to the top taking lots of pics. To be honest, I didn't find this climb as difficult as either Madeleine or Galibier, mostly because their distance made them more relentless. At the top was a rather large ski village and there were a number of places that were selling cycling gear. Most of the rest of the village like hotels and restaurants were closed up. ...

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