La Vanoise

Agence 4/6 immobilier, Val-Thorens, Rhône-Alpes, 73440, France | Hotel
Prices starting from $34.00
 

Travel Blogs from Val-Thorens

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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... a great place to base so when we come back again that would be my choice. Our hotel has Col markers for sale of the famous climbs, I was quickly told by the manager that I have to earn them before purchasing. Oooh! very protective of their little markers.

On the plus side the weather will improve over the next two days and feel more like summer again by Sunday. Too wet to do much except wash the bike and polish off a bottle of red tonight.

Tomorrow is the Col Du ...

Alpe D'Huez here I come!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... a couple of cars on the way down...safely of course... ;-)

At the bottom we went into the town of Bourg D'Oisan and went to the biggest of the three cycling shops to check things out. I picked up a nice pair of Assos bib shorts for about 2/3s of what we'd pay in Canada. I also got a new set of pedals for half the price of what we pay. Connie grabbed a coffee to go and then we started our way back to La Grave. The ...

Mother nature gives me an ass-whoopin!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... s when I hit the cobblestones. My front wheel got caught in between two stones and the front wheel stopped dead but my momentum flipped me forward. I managed to unclip just before going completely over the handlebars and I saved the moment, but not without getting a good wack in the knees from my pedals. As this was happening, seemingly in slow motion, I could hear the gasps of the people in the bar, followed by some clapping as I saved it. I went into ...

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This hotel, located on Agence 4/6 immobilier, Val-Thorens, is near St Martin de Belleville, Les Allues, and Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallees).
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