Le Chalet d'Auron
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- Swimming pool
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... to bike along, the moment we crossed the border the road went to a single lane bumpy ride. We get passed by a number of brand new BMW and Mercedes ripping down the hills. A few of the vehicles are covered in stickers that looks like pretty floral wallpaper to me. A rather odd scene, Kory says he thinks they are test driving to car models and that the stickers are there to help hide the new lines and look of the car style. Sure enough we pull into our first real Italian ...
... the climb into the pass. We could pick up anything we needed then. We stroll into Isola ready for our packed lunch and a grocery shop, except Isola is a town square, fountain, free wi-fi, a restaurant and a small tobacco shop that may or may not be open. By the condition it was in it didn't look operational, however it is siesta hour. We eat our lunch and debate our options. The fuel can is pretty low but we have enough for dinner tonight and ...
... around a tunnel. We had seen a few of the signs on previous tunnels we had passed by but had assumed they were a panoramic view point, not a side road that bypasses the tunnel completely! We were both quite shocked at what we had stumbled upon. These side roads appeared to be the old original gorge road that ran along side the riverbed and through the side of the rock walls, creating huge rock overhangs that would now be considered incredibly dangerous. As ...
... descents off the major cols. Bad road conditions apparently. Looks like a tricky stage.
James the super domestique scored a stove top coffee percolator yesterday and gets up at 6.30 to make me a pot. He's a star!
I've arranged to roll out with our German camping friends to the meeting point at Barcelonette where riders not staying up in Pra Loup join the peloton before the official timing start point. We get there with ...
... prepared by the warden, and with great anticipation, took our first steps back towards the Mediterranean Sea.
The warm morning sun produced steam as it evaporated moisture across the pastures from yesterday's rain. Our views across the first valley gave us a good idea of the hamlet where we stayed last night. Yes, not much up at this elevation, 5,649 feet. We passed our first shepherd, ...