Les Balcons du Soleil Orcieres
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 1187 m
Descent: 1033 m
We took: 4h 03m
Stoker's quote of the day "Oooh, the lactic acid in my legs...." Uttered about 100 metres into our 20 km climb up the Col de Vars today.
We enjoyed another really good night's sleep - it must be the mountain air or something (such as cycling up mountains day after day). It's quite unusual because we often don't sleep well away ...
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 1,359 m
Descent: 1,550 m
We took: 4h 20m
Technically we should be in Guillestre this evening, but the nearest accommodation we could book is just up the road from there, in a small village called Risoul. We had a quick look around Guillestre, enjoyed a couple of pression, couldn't really find anywhere nice to eat so we came back up to Risoul to eat at a local Auberge just down from our gîte: La maison de ...
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 ...
... 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!
... again a brilliant free village Aire with what we are now finding happen to always have the best facilities. 'Custom' as it says in the book! I reckon the local that builds the waste and water facilities that actually work are also Motorhome owners. They know what's required. The relentless thunderstorms force us to drive at dawn. Pitch up and make the most of the mornings. Aspres is no exception. A beautiful crisp morning. ...