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Travel Blogs from Pralognan-la-Vanoise
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
... and pasture land surrounded by a great backdrop. I was the only cyclist on the col and less than half a dozen cars crossed my path on the ascent and descent combined.
I had to traverse the Annecy to Albertville bike path to get to the start, which at 5.30am is pretty much empty. From mid morning until around 7.00pm the path is full of cyclists of all varieties.
... the car to see the local sites, but first we had to gas up...or rather diesel up. we got to an Agip station but couldn't find diesel, which seemed odd. They had petrol, another pump called gazole, and something else called diesel-supreme which was outrageously priced and therefore couldn't be diesel. The lady at the casse confirmed that gazole was in fact diesel. Now why is it that in every country in Europe they call it diesel but the French have ...
A massive summer thunderstorm hit last night whilst out for dinner, oh well, order a bottle of wine Mich and then make a run for the bus stop, we were soaked but with full bellies once home.
Today it was raining cats and elephants at 5.30am, too bad I had committed to climbing my first Hors Cat mountain.
Off I set first up Col de Leschaux which is similar to the one in twenty ...
... the service was horrible. The two waitresses just couldn't handle the packed restaurant and were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Finally we got our meal and then got out of there. By the time we got back to the hotel, the concert was in full swing. It turned out to be a Jamiroquai tribute band that was putting on a great show for the large audience that had amassed. We stayed there until the last set and then called it a night.
Other places to stay in Pralognan-la-Vanoise
Les Hauts des Darbelays, Pralognan-la-Vanoise | 2 star hotel
Rue Aiguille de Mey BP 1, Pralognan-la-Vanoise | Hotelfrom $112
Rue des Darbelays, Pralognan-la-Vanoise | 2 star hotelfrom $115