Le Chalet d'Auron
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Today we had a 20.1km climb at 5.5%. It was overcast but thankfully the rain held off until we were arriving at the campsite. Our SPOT tracker has died today, so unfortunately shows us still in Guilestre! We plan to carb load now as have a huge day tomorrow up the Cime de la Bonette (2802m), a 23.1km climb at 6.5%. Yikes. Also saw our first sign to the finish line in Nice ...
... but surely, we made it. The sign at the top of the climb was a stone with a plaque about La Bonette. We were a bit disappointed. Being the highest altitude climb of our itinerary, we were hoping for something more showy. How inconsiderate! There was a small gravel track up to a lookout. We decided to walk this bit. It was a wonderful panorama. The mountains around here all look so barren. We admired the view, along with our friends Starsky and Hutch ...
Distance: 46km Cumulative distance: 3462km Riding conditions: the road was cracking up a bit at the sides! Sometimes long cracks would form that your wheel could fall into Weather: cloudy, 12 degrees at the top, 18 degrees down lower Elevation gain: approx 1110m We were expecting rain today, so it was a nice surprise that we awoke to bright blue sky. The weather radar showed some rain coming towards us but we had ...
... in flip flops...... Hmmm...... Needless to say I quit half way and let Scarlett & Paul basque in the glory of reaching the top! Lucky them! We all met up on the way down and went in search of drinks! We've asked to stay on a few more nights here - partly because we like it, and partly because we're nervous of camping in Italy when French camping is so comfortable and ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking