Pierre & Vacances Residence L'Alpaga
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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, ...
... way but we did not find it. I fell in love with the cute little marmots that were scampering over the high alpine slopes. We saw very few cars going in either direction - that should have given us some clues as to how far we were off the beaten track. The resorts in this area are quiet with the winter season having finished and the summer not yet in full swing.
We are staying in the Hotel Eidelweiss - a hotel that is very popular ...
Salut mes chatons,
Susa Italy was a very cute little town nestled in a valley halfway between Briancon and Turin. We did not spend much time there but since it was the destination of our carpool, we decided to check it out before continuing to Turin. We went to a local restaurant and ate some pizza, and wandered the streets a little bit before heading to the train station.
And that's about all!
From Italy, with love,
... lemon yoghurt cake, apple and cinnamon, American spiced carrot cake (the best!) and on one day I made chocolate cupcakes with a blackcurrant icing!!
I've just noticed that my last entry was just after Christmas! So much has happened since then! Leo and I haven't been skiing as much, I think we are in need of respite! We still go quite regularly compared to the average person ...
... It was pathetic to have warmed up on a "red" slope, spend the whole day outside of the slopes, and then be terrified and unable to board a "green" slope. Fortunately, a few of the egg-shaped lifts took people back down the mountain too.
At the end of our time in Briancon, we caught another carpool to Susa Italy to continue our journey.
From Euroland, with love,
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed