Madame Vacances Residence et Chalets La Fontaine du Roi

La Chal, Saint Jean d'Arves, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 73530 , France | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $42.00
 

Travel Blogs from Saint Jean d'Arves

Hannibal and his elephants

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... bread, cheese and sausage and had a picnic on top of the Col du Lautaret.

We then drove across the Alps again this time via Galibier and the Telegraphe where Mich pulled the pin on driving after seeing tyre tracks that lead over the edge of the narrow road.

More on Galibier tomorrow as I ride it in the opposite direction on the classic Telegraphe/Galibier 35km climb.

I have been guaranteed the bad weather is over, please be true.

Au revoir


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Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Finally some sunshine, well at least a peek through the clouds every now and then. Ready to ride at 5.30am and the night clerk forgot to leave the key out for the shed. Another late start then I'm off to climb Col du Mollard.

Fantastic climb this one fairly long and through forest on the lower slopes and wildflowers above the cloud line. I was a little lost for a while just a little, stupid Garmin! But soon was back on track.

There ...

Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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Woke up with high hopes of an early ride today looked out the window and could not believe how far down the mountain the cloud had rolled. Climbing big Cols was out of the question.

We took an early morning trip St Jean de Maurienne to stock up on supplies and have a coffee and croissant. The weather started getting worse so it was time for bread, cheese, salami and wine.

By the afternoon the rain stopped ...

Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... 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.

Until tomorrow

au revoir
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Alpe D'Huez here I come!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... a bit disappointing really and had us wishing for the breakfast we'd become so accustomed to. I made a mental note not to joke about the breakfasts any more. There were two table fulls of 60'ish year old Netherlanders that were deafeningly loud, proving the theory of the Belgium folks that we'd met the evening before.

As we made our way back to the room, Connie pointed out an interested fact. She was too short to kick ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on La Chal, Saint Jean d'Arves, is near Albiez-le-Jeune.
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