Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence L'Ecrin des Neiges
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... hill, pretty nippy today with low cloud cover. We got back to Allemont by decided to stop for an ice cream then do a lap around the lake. Quiet afternoon with showers and a load a smelly washing, then we went out for dinner as we have no gas to cook with. We both had pasta in bolognaise sauce. Mat found a rock climbing wall which he was pretty happy ...
We left our beloved botchy field, filled up with petrol and drove around the corner to Allemont. We hunted again for gas, or some way to make it work, but no luck. Again. Not very happy! Not only with the gas, but also troubles with the fridge and 12V powerpoints. Baguette for lunch, set up the van with electricity and went for a walk. Cold and rainy this afternoon, but still able to wander through the town of Allemont. A nice quiet rest day ...
We hired (what turned out to be pretty inadequate! ie ******!!) mountain bikes from the bike shop in Bourg and headed up to Les 2 Alps in the van. Four bikes in there is a squeeze!! We tested the bikes on the cross country trails then bought two ...
We headed towards the Col du Golibier but unfortunately the road was closed as its too dangerous to drive/ride. We headed up to the Col du Sarenna instead, which is the other side of the mountain to the Alpe d'huez. It was incredible! The summit was unreal. We were almost in the snow!! We stopped for a banana and a rest, the continued on. We stopped at the summit of the Alpe d'huez for a coffee and shared a pizza. We sat outside in the sunshine - we ...
... not in the forecast.
We unloaded the vans about 7 miles from the start of the climb. Our whole group, all dressed in our new Thompson jerseys, jumped on the road. As we pulled up to the start of the climb thousands of cyclist and thousands of fans were heading up the mountain to find their spot to watch the race. The first 1.5 miles of the climb are pretty steep with an avg of 10% incline. To give you some perspective, 10% is approximately the pitch of the hill ...