Chalets Soderev Les Marmottes

Hameau La Chal, Saint Jean d'Arves, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 73530, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Saint Jean d'Arves

Hannibal and his elephants

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... usually like this and we should come back Tuesday or Wednesday. He had hired a bike to that poor soul trying to descend and thought he would cancel the booking but it was his only chance to climb the legendary Alpe D'Huez so down he went, I hope he made it back up.

I didn't like the thought of descending at a standstill so decided to bail and we will go back either Tuesday or Wednesday morning as I have to climb this beast before we leave.

On the plus side we stocked ...

Sun and cycling through the wildflowers

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... I was crazy mad with the speed of the descent.

Not much else happening today, had a nice pasta lunch and may double up for dinner. Cleaned the bike it was filthy with all the rain we have had and watched a little TDF.

We are off at sparrows to drive to Le Bourg D'Oisans to spend the day in the region. I will climb the legendary l' Alpe with its 21 hairpins and the meet Mich at the Saturday markets in Le Bourg.

au revoir
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Riding through the mist

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.

The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.

We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
au revoir
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Beaten by the rain!

A travel blog entry by glenn-sampson

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... a great place to base so when we come back again that would be my choice. Our hotel has Col markers for sale of the famous climbs, I was quickly told by the manager that I have to earn them before purchasing. Oooh! very protective of their little markers.

On the plus side the weather will improve over the next two days and feel more like summer again by Sunday. Too wet to do much except wash the bike and polish off a bottle of red tonight.

Tomorrow is the Col Du ...

Alpe D'Huez here I come!

A travel blog entry by kochwebb

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Getting up this morning was a bit rough after yesterday's adventure. The weather outside was hideous...still raining and cold and the clouds were coming in through the valley at just above the level of our hotel. It was only 6 degrees Celsius and it wasn't supposed to get warmer than 8 today. We went to the restaurant area for some breakfast and were surprised to see a deviation in the norm as there was no meat or cheese to be found. ...

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This hotel, located on Hameau La Chal, Saint Jean d'Arves, is near Albiez-le-Jeune.
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