Residhotel La Grande Autane
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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 ...
Distance: 97 km
Ascent: 2,150 m
Descent: 2,276 m
We took: 7h 24m
Stoker's quote of the day: "Chris, is this supposed to be a holiday?"
You know that feeling, your hands are so cold you can't feel the brakes? Well that was me for the first 30 minutes of descent from the top of Col du Galibier.
The day started quite well. Good breakfast at the Hotel du Soleil (although when we arrived yesterday hotel du pluie ...
... at 8.30 am. A quick visit to the Tourist information office and we set off on a quite valley walk along the bloated almost overflowing river. That's all we can mange today! 3 hrs later having seen a deer head on, numerous wild flowers and stood in a meadow eating our lunch (no logs or seats) we return in the nic of time before we are forced to hibernate in Elvis for another night while the storms rage up above. A great little ...