Hotel Chalets de la Meije
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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On a dull morning, we left Beaune and headed out onto the motorway, determined to head south for some sun. However, being us we couldn't just stick to the motorway, so we devised a cunning plan.......
When we got to Lyon we headed off towards Geneva, then more south towards Grenoble.
As we headed through the ...
... tyre with a new plug. I will need a new tyre when I get home but I'm hoping this will get me there.
I then set the navi to take me via mountain roads over to Gap. It is a really stunning ride. Unlike, say, the high Alps in Austria and Switzerland, the French build quaint villages way up in the sky. Basically if it was even remotely feasible to build a road to a mountain top ...
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...
... in at a small side street cafe for our morning cappuccino. This one was like no other we've had here yet- topped with cream and dusted with chocolate, it reminded me of my USA trip last December! Yum. After a short bask in the sun, we continued home to pick up Jono before heading to a small town outside of Grenoble where we would be riding the La Funiculaire- the steepest train track in Europe. When we arrived, we had to wait an hour before our ...
... cyclists staying at the hotel make their way out for their rides. By 10:30 we were all packed up and I was on my way.
The first 15km to the start of the climb to Col du Telegraphe was pretty much undulating and a nice warm up. Telegraphe was a 12km climb averaging 6% with about 5km of +8%. This was followed by a short downhill, then a flat bit through the town of Valloire, where the Col du Galibier begins. Galibier is 18.1 km long at an ...