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Route de la Chaudanne, Meribel, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 73550, France | Hotel
 

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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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Mother nature gives me an ass-whoopin!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... s when I hit the cobblestones. My front wheel got caught in between two stones and the front wheel stopped dead but my momentum flipped me forward. I managed to unclip just before going completely over the handlebars and I saved the moment, but not without getting a good wack in the knees from my pedals. As this was happening, seemingly in slow motion, I could hear the gasps of the people in the bar, followed by some clapping as I saved it. I went into ...

Mmmm...rest day

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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... place we'd stopped at didn't make crepes so Connie wasn't able to get her fix.

At the hotel we sat in the patio in back for a couple of hours chatting with some of the other cyclists that were starting to filter in from their rides. There was a group of seven riders from Belgium that had done the Grande Fondo de Marmotte, which is a one day 175km ride through 3 Cols and culminating with Aple D'Huez. Hmmm...I may have to come back for ...

Location

This hotel, located on Route de la Chaudanne, Meribel, is near La Tania, St Martin de Belleville, Les Allues, and Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallees).
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