Les Villages Clubs Du Soleil Valmorel
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... meandering north through France over the next 3 weeks. So,.. up the Autostrada it was,. headed for Turin. We made excellent time and realised that we could comfortably get to the Tunnel of Frejus today,.. and start our 'French Meander' a day or two earlier. The run up the Autostrada and through the Tunnel was painless (except for the 57 euro toll),.. and we arrived at the little village of St Jean de Maurienne around 3.30 pm. The campsite (right in the centre of the ...
... to another refuge where we stopped and had some drinks (wine was excellent). It was getting late in the day and we started our descent to our refuge for the night - auberge del la nova. Wouldn't call it 5 star with the shared washrooms, but they are friendly and it was a very welcome sight at the end of a long day. According to my gps, we walker about 20km and took about 9.5 hours to complete the day - wow! No cell phone service or wifi here, so this will be posted later when we reach ...
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 ...
It's been a wet start and finish to our first wedding anniversary today. Best intentions for an early start we're delayed by heavy rain this morning, but we made the first 50km before lunch in great time and had a big lunch outside the supermarket in Saint Michel de Maurienne. We then climbed Col du Telegraphe and the rain started again just as we arrived into camp in Valoire. Currently tucked in our tent, enjoying looking through the photos so far while the rain continues ...
Distance: 0 - we aren't riding! Cumulative distance: 3364km Best Convenience: we aren't riding! Riding conditions: we aren't riding! Weather: don't care, we aren't riding! Elevation gain: a bit but it's ok cos we aren't riding! Today is a rest day. After climbing through the French Alps continuously for the last 7 days we are now doing nothing. It's pretty amazing. We slept in, past the hotel breakfast (which would have been ...
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