Park Hotel Grenoble
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Posted by Melissa and Barry....
Day 4 of our new adventure and we journey to the Alps.
Our departure sees us on the French Motor ways yet again, and as we travel north the landscape changes from vineyards to fields of sunflowers and lavender and the general area becomes more lush and greener as we drive up the Rhone Valley.
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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, ...
... 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.
... and they said she wanted to know if we wanted meat with the ravioli. The guy in the couple said we really should because it was very delicious and a specialty of the local area. So we said yes and it was indeed a treat. Very flavoursome lamb and kidney and what I suspect was minced up mushrooms but I didn't tell Joe as he doesn't like mushrooms but he liked this :). This was then followed up with a dessert plate with a strawberry sponge ...
... wandering around the old walls and tunnels for a while we didn't use our return tickets to go down but set off for a 2 mile hike down the mountainside. It seemed to go on for ever endless steps, tunnels and then when we finally cleared the castle, some rough woodland tracks that eventually put us back on solid ground. Had a drink to revive us and trudged back to the apartment via a supermarket. Having a lazy night in tonight ...
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Air conditioning so so and wifi ordinary
Looks tired but grat location
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