Madame Vacances Résidence Les Lodges de Pierres
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... not hard to learn to swim in Crocks...
Tonight, to make up, after some icy-cold Proseco, Treas cooked a superb fresh trout, with salad, some chilled local white, and a little Amaretto as a night-cap. Nice!
I like it here and I think we might stay for a few days before we return good old Dulcie to ...
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pâtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... old part of town opposite l'église - a good place from where to explore the historical centre.
Unlike yesterday, the weather was gloriously sunny today, so it was nice just to wander the steep avenues of the fortified town and take in the atmosphere of the place. There are very few tourists around, and some of the tackier tourist shops are still closed this early in the season, which suited us fine. The buildings are 4 or 5 stories high and painted ...
... so we were able to cane it all the way to Briançon, and look forward to our rest day.
More by luck than judgement, the place we're staying in has a kitchenette, dishwasher, heated towel rail, bath with a plug and a fridge, so it's perfect for our day off. We washed and dried our clothes, and put our bidons through the dishwasher.
We ate in the bistro attached to the hotel. Chicken cooked in beer, potatoes and a really fresh salad with proper French dressing. ...
Distance: 68 km
Ascent: 1358 m
Descent: 1666 m
We took: 5h 33m
Stoker quote of the day: "DO WE HAVE TO CYCLE THIS CLOSE TO THE EDGE!?"
Leaving Val D'Isere this morning we realised how fortunate we had been to do the D902 ascent to the village the day before, on a Sunday. There is a lot of construction going on in the village itself and there must be a lot of traffic, including heavy ...