Les 4 Saisons
Travel Blogs from Cordon
Today was the final day of our tour, but sadly we could not hike due to pouring rain. Luckily we are at a nice hotel in an actual town (Charmonix) which is a good place for a day off. We've all been relaxing Ryan on his phone and I spending an enjoyable day reading on the kobo. Mom and dad have just been walking around. That ...
... by a challenge we headed up to the glacier. It took about an hour and at the Chalet, we stopped and had lunch - great salad made fresh from the owners garden with goat cheese from the town we had just left. Delicious! As we had come a different route, we had to continue climbing up to Les Grand Dessus and then traverse around the mountain to the col de Balme. This all took a lot longer than originally planned, but we finally made it to the col. We had ...
Spent the night in Trient - not exactly the same quality of hotel or view from my window as before, but the constant cow bells were a nice change.. don't these things sleep? Today we make our way back to France over the Arete des Posettes, a whale backed ridge - supposed to be a gentler day of only 15 kilometers and 2500 ft elevation gain and loss. The high point will be the Col de Balme which is supposed to have a funky restaurant for lunch... -- ...
We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
... round Apricot and pistachio? maybe some hand made chocolate? I can't decide, Perhaps I could do both tarts, doesn!t look like I'm getting lunch anywhere else today.
Bugger it's locked. Oh well, just have to drool. maybe it's open on the way back.
Saint Maurice de Rotherens is a tiny old town in the foothills with the most stunning mountain backdrop. The European mist (smog?) hides the best of the view, but it's still wonderful. so where are the signs to the walking ...
Other places to stay in Cordon
Les Darbaillet, Cordon | Hotelfrom $129
90 route de la Jorasse, Cordon | Hotelfrom $109
Route de la Scie, Cordon | 4 star hotelfrom $164
4080 route de Cordon, Cordon | Hotelfrom $185
2087 route des Miaz , Cordon | Hotelfrom $196
Les Miaz, Cordon | Hotelfrom $59