Mercure Briancon Serre-Chevalier

1, avenue du Dauphine, CC Grand Boucle, Briançon, Provence, 05100, France | Hotel
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The iconic destination

A travel blog entry by mustseemore

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... tomorrow there will be 8000 cyclists riding up here in a cancer fundraiser. Our hotel starts serving them breakfast from 2.45am and they ride up and down the legendary road as often as they can all day. Yes, that's right...UP and DOWN, repeatedly! It is a Dutch event called the Alpe de Huzes and last year raised €30M. The challenge is 6 ascents and descents. Last year someone cracked 9!
The drive up is good, but does not match the Stelvio...better for the cyclist, ...

Mountain Goats or Don't trust the GPS!!

A travel blog entry by mustseemore

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Wednesday May 14

Day 22

Her take on the day:

The last few days have been a visual feast and today was no exception. We left Chasteuil this morning to drive to Briancon via the scenic route and that it was - up narrow goat tracks, across recently opened mountain passes and along rushing streams. We have now followed the Verdon River from the source in the Haute Alps of Provence to Lac de Sainte-Croix. There must have been ...

Last day

A travel blog entry by ianpve

The forecast was correct - sunshine and clear blue skies after three days of poor visibility and high winds! Our plans was to do two peaks in one day. Turns out that was a bit ambitious as, after the snowfall of the previous two days, there was a risk of avalanches which meant the top slopes were out of bounds until the all clear was given. They set off 'cannons' - which are giant pipes dotted over the mountains that ignite gas and ...

Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by ianpve

... to dress up for the slopes on Christmas Day. Could only ski the local, lower slopes as the conditions didn't allow anything else. The hotel served high tea at 1600, which was a delicious mincemeat strudel with vin chaud, coffee, etc. Dinner was a traditional turkey roast - ...

More 3 Valleys

A travel blog entry by ianpve

We made good use of the continued sunny weather and our lift passes and skied to La Tania, where there is pretty much one way in and one way out. A pretty little village. Anna's friend Charles and his younger brother Jan joined is for lunch having driven down from their home in Annency. It was great to catch up with Charles; he and Jan are excellent skiers. Andy and I joined Sophie, Anna, Charles and Jan for a ...

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This hotel, located on 1, avenue du Dauphine, CC Grand Boucle, Brianšon, is near Montgenevre Ski Resort.
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