Hotel Les Barmes de l'Ours
Travel Blogs from Val d'Isère
... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.
The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.
We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
... and if the weather permits I will add the Montee La Toussure at 1705m.
Right outside our doorstep is the road to the Col Du Telgraphe and the Galibier which tops out at a frightening 2645m. That's looking like my Sunday sparrows ride.
We visited the ski village of Valloire today just above (on the road) but below the top of the Telegraphe in elevation. I could see part of the Galibier from there. Its an intimidating looking climb.
Following our departure from the Turin area, we had planned a stop off in Bardonecchia, Italy - it was to be our last stop prior to crossing the border into France.
Bokki Camping was our site of choice, it promised to be "one of the best camping sites in Italy" what could be wrong with that? - We know from experience that campsites in Italy aren't the best, but if this ...
... to buy fresh pain from the Boulangerie. When we first arrived, it was dark at 7am whereas now the sun is up well before then and doesn't set until about 6:45pm.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary in February, and at about the same time we spotted a great mountain restaurant that we agreed to go back to for lunch, when the weather was fine. Well as we've been enjoying weeks of sunshine, this week we set out on our skis, to have lunch at the Bulle ...
... our reward. The girls skied well with me trailing behind and taking one or two falls. The plan was to meet Ali, Julie and Andy at Le Chalet des Neiges, which we did but only after taking a wrong turn having navigated faultlessly all day. We had a late lunch outdoors in glorious sunshine and then had a gentle ski back with Ali. Andy and I did one last short run then headed back to the hotel. What a fantastic final day to end the ...