Travel Blogs from Aix-les-Bains
In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
... we then set off to the Gorges du Fier near Lovagny. They were meant to have a waterfall but the water level was way too low. You will see us on the platform in the pics and the flood meter shows the water rising to about 6 meters above where we were standing.
Tomorrow another early ride before we head to Switzerland and the border city of Geneva.
... Forclaz which I climbed yesterday. We stopped for a coffee and the views of the full lake panorama before finishing the full lap of Lac Annecy .
Tomorrow we are off to visit "the roof of Europe", Chamonix to ride the cable car up to Mont Blanc at a dizzy 3842m. The views are said to be spectacular, hope we have clear weather.
... pas francais and then point, can I have that?
The markets are a great set up all around the river operating on Fridays and Saturday I think.
We purchased some great fruit priced cheaply and some Salami, sheep bree and a crusty French baguette, we scoffed that down later for lunch.
Bagged my first Col the De La Forclaz and I was hurting, I hope it jet lag hangover as I struggled up the beast of a climb, only cat one but long stretches of 10+ %.
On top is a ...
I found it difficult to sleep last night with the thought of what was going to be coming in the next several days. I was reasonably confident that I would be able to do the first day, but what of the next days. Today my climb was through a pass called Col de la Colombiere with an average grade of 6%, a climb of 1100 meters, over a distance of 16km. My whole ride today from start to finish was to be 102km to our final destination near Albertville. After ...