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... br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal;">It was a...ummm....how to put this.....okay, it was a complete shithole!
I think the worst camp we've ever been to...
The people at the "reception" were nice enough, but it was an old, tired dump, in an ...
... 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 ...
No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the bike, so we took his advice.
Briançon is the highest city in France, at 1,326 m. Our hotel, 'Le Temple' is ...
... 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. ...
... got better as we left behind the cloud cover on the top of the mountain, and the sun brought welcome relief from the freezing cold.
Once past the twisty bits, there is a long straight slightly undulating stretch that is perfect for tandems, and we were able to settle into a comfortable 35 kph and enjoy the scenery.
We stopped for a mint tea in Bessans, and then carried on the D902 then D1006 along the valley towards Termignon. ...
Other places to stay in Valloire
Rue des Charbonnieres, Valloire | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Route du Galibier, Valloire | 4 star hotelfrom $42
Rue des Choseaux, Valloire | Hotelfrom $50
Route des Grandes Alpes, Valloire | Hotelfrom $59
Rue de Tigny, Valloire | Hotelfrom $104
Valloire | 3 star hotelfrom $131
Rue des grandes Alpes, Valloire | Hotelfrom $94
Valloire | Hotelfrom $36