Hotel Le Cassini
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
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Traveling from Chamonix to Lake Annecy we went through some breathtaking views through the Alps. The city is quite gorgeous, a favorite Lakeside destination for French families in summer. After a walk through 'Little Venice' taking the sights of a town voted the most beautiful in France, i had a lovely lunch of the local (from Nice) Niçoise salad in a central location before taking the one hour boat trip on the lake. We saw the ...
... Running low on chain oil, I may need to get some more.
We ate two huge chunks of juicy beef pavé with some rice and vegetables. What the auberge lacked in ambience, it made up for by the quality of its beef. According to our waiter, it's too early in the season for French tourists, apart from the retirees down on the med, who come to the mountains in June to escape the heat.
Another relatively easy day tomorrow, with just the Col de Vars to tackle en route to ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... I soon regretted as we got stuck into the next climb; the Col du Galibier, an 18 km climb from Valloire. There is some respite after a bit of climbing to get out of Valloire. The road levels off for a while, or maybe it's just 4% instead of 8%?
We soon reached the 'lunar landscape' mentioned in the guide book. What we didn't expect to see were the marmots sunning themselves on the road ahead!
We decided on a strategy of frequent stops to drink and snack. ...
... and his stunning girlfriend had lunch with us at an Irish pub which surprised us with the good food. It was a jolly time on a beautiful sunny day out in the street.
Onwards we pushed to the Alps with the scenery getting increasingly spectacular. Soaring massive mountains parted for us as we cruised up the valley alongside a rushing river. The object of desire was the climb of the Alpe d'Huez of Tour de France claim. We luckily missed out on the angry black ...