Madame Vacances Residence Le Chalet d'Orcieres
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... 10 burger.
The Chalet des Moineuax is pretty basic but has a small swimming pool on the terrace, great views over the valley, a room to store your bike and not one, but two track pumps.
We checked in, took a dip in the pool, chatted with some Dutch guys who have been cycling around here for the past 6 days, read on the sun terrace for a while then walked back to the village to eat in the same restaurant where we had lunch. It ...
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 1,359 m
Descent: 1,550 m
We took: 4h 20m
Technically we should be in Guillestre this evening, but the nearest accommodation we could book is just up the road from there, in a small village called Risoul. We had a quick look around Guillestre, enjoyed a couple of pression, couldn't really find anywhere nice to eat so we came back up to Risoul to eat at a local Auberge just down from our gîte: La maison de ...
No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the bike, so we took his advice.
Briançon is the highest city in France, at 1,326 m. Our hotel, 'Le Temple' is ...
... been more apt). Interesting fact of the day is it takes about 6 minutes to soft boil an egg in Aussois because the water boils at a lower temperature at altitude.
Because the proprietor skis in winter and so cycles in summer to keep fit, he had a track pump! I got very excited about being able to get the tyres to 100psi (7 bar) for the first time on our tour - they were only inflated to about 60psi - how much faster we could have gone uphill!
... at 8.30 am. A quick visit to the Tourist information office and we set off on a quite valley walk along the bloated almost overflowing river. That's all we can mange today! 3 hrs later having seen a deer head on, numerous wild flowers and stood in a meadow eating our lunch (no logs or seats) we return in the nic of time before we are forced to hibernate in Elvis for another night while the storms rage up above. A great little ...