RESIDENCE LE VALSET
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... Josef and Kari Anne will then give her a run to Norway.
I must say that she has performed faultlessly, thanks to their efforts after her little altercation, and we look forward to a return-bout next year.... God willing...
BTW - Happy anniversary to Josef and Kari Anne! Hope it has a been a great ...
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pÔtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Brianšon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
Distance: 97 km
Ascent: 2,150 m
Descent: 2,276 m
We took: 7h 24m
Stoker's quote of the day: "Chris, is this supposed to be a holiday?"
You know that feeling, your hands are so cold you can't feel the brakes? Well that was me for the first 30 minutes of descent from the top of Col du Galibier.
The day started quite well. Good breakfast at the Hotel du Soleil (although when we arrived yesterday hotel du pluie ...
... fashioned, but comfortable enough. Once checked in and showered we walked around the village to weigh up our evening meal options. There weren't many! We found a small bistro, just about the only place open on a cold, damp Monday evening, and ordered pasta, cep, a pitcher of local wine and some chocolate roulade to finish.
We wanted to make an early start the next day as we had a 100 km to cycle, including a lot of climbing, so we were early to ...