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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, ...
Wednesday May 14
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 ...
... came the riposte as he gestured at the car behind me. Half a dozen answers went through my mind in a flash, but I settled for a simple no. I didn't want to delay the journey, but I'd spotted those latex gloves hanging out of his back pocket too and didn't want to know how he was planning to use them.
So tomorrow, the last leg will take us Through The Alps, round Turin, pick up the coast near Genoa and we'll be there.
... stopped for lunch at 1:30pm and after lunch we had a short run to the bus at the 1950 village, which took us back to the funiculaire and home. The reason for the short day was that our lunch was a seafood platter (lobster, crab, oysters, prawns and sea snails) washed down with a bottle of French champagne ( not Cremant!) I have included a photo of us enjoying the spread.
On Thursday this week we collected our car from a Toyota dealer in Albertville, ...
... It is an absolutely amazing experience. 5. It is possible to ride a small plastic toboggan down a mountain at high speed while it is snowing and live to tell the story. 6km, 60minutes and more laughter than you think your body is capable of. I have to say, my week at Val Thorens has been quite unbelievable. Our days have consisted of skiing down some of the most beautiful ...
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