Residence Les Balcons de Sirius
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... 10 burger.
The Chalet des Moineuax is pretty basic but has a small swimming pool on the terrace, great views over the valley, a room to store your bike and not one, but two track pumps.
We checked in, took a dip in the pool, chatted with some Dutch guys who have been cycling around here for the past 6 days, read on the sun terrace for a while then walked back to the village to eat in the same restaurant where we had lunch. It ...
... some pain, the first pain aux raisins of the tour and some tea. It was so hot on the terrace, such a contrast from our previous descent.
We reached our stop for the night, La Maison de Joséphine, by about 1:30pm. Unfortunately it was a 10 minute climb up from Guillestre, one which we repeated sans panniers when we went to search for a restaurant. The terrace outside of the room gave me lots of space to fiddle with the bike. I gave it a good clean and replaced both sets of ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... I soon regretted as we got stuck into the next climb; the Col du Galibier, an 18 km climb from Valloire. There is some respite after a bit of climbing to get out of Valloire. The road levels off for a while, or maybe it's just 4% instead of 8%?
We soon reached the 'lunar landscape' mentioned in the guide book. What we didn't expect to see were the marmots sunning themselves on the road ahead!
We decided on a strategy of frequent stops to drink and snack. ...
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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 ...