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... is where the hikes I’ve done in
this region are different and for me less enjoyable than those of Switzerland. I
don’t enjoy heavy climbs without any scenery other than trees. Most of my climbs
in Switzerland were accompanied by spectacular scenery which provides immediate
reward for the effort. The good scenery today and last Monday didn’t start
until at least an hour of very heavy slogging ...
We left the hotel at 11:00 this morning. Eldon wanted to get much of the blog done and uploaded. From the hotel we stopped to see the Chillon Castle. It was really interesting and probably one of the finest we have seen. It is surrounded by water, lake Geneva being the main water source. This Castle was first built in the 11th century. Lord Byron was inspired here to write The Prisoner of Chillon about Francois Bonivard who was imprisoned here for 7 ...
... cycling and only the best finish first here.
When we awoke on the mountainside in Chasteuil, the sun was just beginning to glow behind the big peaks to the West and the Gorge below was finally quiet and we both instinctively sprang out of bed knowing that a great sunrise was in the offing. Indeed it was lovely; but what made it even more interesting was the confluence of jet trails in the ...
... bike ride up to the town of Duingt. The route runs mostly along the lake, is very flat and well marked. After lunch at a sandwich shop (on great French bread) in Duingt, we rode back to Annecy. We got back to Annecy just in time to return the bikes and hop on a 1 hour boat tour on the lake.
Returning back at the hotel around 5, we enjoyed some wine and other goodies on ...
... sound of cowbells and sheep bells was common everywhere we went. Very peaceful. We were rarely near any roads or the sound of cars. On some stretches of the trail we saw no one for an hour or two.
We reached another very high mountain pass that took us from France into Italy. Switched from saying "bonjour" to everyone to "buongiorno" Stopped for lunch and were treated to some of ...