Residence Le Balcon Des Airelles
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... on the road. I don't mind them so much as the trucks. At least most of the bikers give you a wide berth; it's nice when they decelerate to pass you rather than scaring the life out of you.
One guy on a motorbike gave us the thumbs up coming down as we cycled up. For some reason, he had an inflatable doll on the pillion. This led to a conversation with Helen over lunch about whether she added more power than she needed as stoker, ...
... br> We have an amazing view from our ground floor window, looking north-west over a river valley, what we think is the historic village of Mont Dauphin and "Le Pelvoux", at about 4,000m high, imposing in the distance.
Today was a relatively short ride down from Briançon, up and over Col d'Izoard and then a long gentle valley road to Guillestre.
It was a beautiful day and the scenery was stunning. The ascent to Col d'Izoard is long but not too steep, and ...
... old part of town opposite l'église - a good place from where to explore the historical centre.
Unlike yesterday, the weather was gloriously sunny today, so it was nice just to wander the steep avenues of the fortified town and take in the atmosphere of the place. There are very few tourists around, and some of the tackier tourist shops are still closed this early in the season, which suited us fine. The buildings are 4 or 5 stories high and painted ...
... been more apt). Interesting fact of the day is it takes about 6 minutes to soft boil an egg in Aussois because the water boils at a lower temperature at altitude.
Because the proprietor skis in winter and so cycles in summer to keep fit, he had a track pump! I got very excited about being able to get the tyres to 100psi (7 bar) for the first time on our tour - they were only inflated to about 60psi - how much faster we could have gone uphill!
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Down the other side (north) the road was narrower but as we went through the village of Valloire and Modane on the D902 the scenery just got better and better. We continued on to climb up towards the Col D’Iseran (2770m) and then dropped into the Val D’Isere for lunch. Pretty wind swept up there ...