Residences Constellation Foret Blanche
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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, ...
... pines and mélèze, the heat and the scent from the pines reminded us of Lacanau. The road surface is excellent for most of the ascent, and there is a marked cycle lane on the right hand side of the road. It doesn't get much better than that!
From the elevation profile we were expecting a constant climb, but after a few kilometres the road levels and there is a slight descent before climbing again, offering some respite for the legs.
After the terrible weather on ...
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 ...
... look at elevation profiles I don't actually believe them, but we could have free wheeled for the first 20km of our ride today. We made the most of it.
St. Jean de Maurienne is the town at the foot of the Col du Télégraphe. We stopped briefly just to take a layer of clothing off before starting the climb. The first few kilometres meander through a residential area before rising through woodland, revealing impressive views of the valley we had just cycled ...
... from about 14 degrees when we left Isola. By the end of the day in Brian(s)con it was a balmy 24. The next days (11th) forecast was pretty cool so we dressed accordingly but found after half an hour that the weather gods were indeed smiling.
It was a ...