Villaggio Olimpico Sestriere
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- Swimming pool
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We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...
... young American girl came up to us and asked us if we thought she'd be able to make her connecting train to Venice from Milan Central Station...it was 6.30pm..... I told her that it was going to be a bit of a dash as even if we started moving it would take 10 minutes to get in to Garibaldi Station and then 20 minutes by taxi uptown to Central Station......the guard also said the same thing..... We did start moving but there ...
... up. In the morning we assessed our options and elected to head back to Livorno. On the trip back we saw some really wild seas. The overnight rain had eroded the landscape and the run-off down the coastal gullies and drains was significant. The amount of silt / topsoil washed into the sea caused the usually azure blue water to turn a sad murky brown,.. for some 400 - 500 metres out to sea. As we travelled north, we saw numbers of people stopped on the side of the ...
... and we very much enjoyed the 31km descent and stopping in Arvieux for a burger, salad and proper coffee! We made it to the campsite in good time and glorious sunshine so we went straight in the pool! Time to rest now as we have another big challenge tomorrow. The book describes the climb tomorrow as 'testing'. ...
The title says it all! Today we cycled from Valloire to Briancon over the Col du Galibier (2646m). The weather was against us pretty much all day, as we woke to pouring rain forcing us to drag everything inside and practically take over the sites shower block! We left several hours later with just croissants and pain au chocolats in our stomach. The climb up to the col was a relentless 17.5km at 7%, so blood ...