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!
Hairpins, hairpins, hairpins that was the order of the day climbing this little gem just outside of Ugine. The Col De L'Arpettaz is the most enjoyable climb I have ever done. 16km of beauty on a small backroad. The only reason the tour has not ridden this is due to how narrow it is. Towards the summit is is not much more that the width of a standard bike path.
A mixture ...
A massive summer thunderstorm hit last night whilst out for dinner, oh well, order a bottle of wine Mich and then make a run for the bus stop, we were soaked but with full bellies once home.
Today it was raining cats and elephants at 5.30am, too bad I had committed to climbing my first Hors Cat mountain.
Off I set first up Col de Leschaux which is similar to the one in twenty ...
... which hangs on the edge of the Col with sweeping views back to Lac Annecy. We will have lunch or dinner there tomorrow so I will post a pic then.
Tomorrow I will tackle my first Tour De France Hors Category climb, Semnoz, setting off at
On that note I need a big dinner we are off shortly to Old Annecy by the local bus, that could
... European breakfast of cereal, meats, cheeses and bread, I got everything ready and departed by 9:30am. Connie planned to leave an hour or two later and meet me at the top. My first 25km was back up the hill we came down to get to our hotel, 3km of 5% grade followed by a nice downhill into the town of Cluses. On my way through town I noticed a vegetable and fruit stand so I stopped to pick up a couple of bananas. A short distance later I commenced my ...