Hotel La Balme Alphand
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Genoa is an extremely busy port city and the traffic is murder! 15 Klms west of Genoa we found a 'parking lot campsite' in a coastal village / resort called Arenzano. After a 300 Klm run in the 'truck',.. averaging some 65kmph,.. we were looking forward to 'cocktail hour' to end the day. Arenzano looked like a lovely, typical Italian /Mediterranean resort town in August,.. people everywhere in holiday mode,.. cars parked anywhere and everywhere and busy,..busy,.. ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... I suppose 20 or 30 wouldn't weigh all that much, but I'm sure they must have slowed us down a bit. Each of us had our very own swarm buzzing around our head for km after km. Perhaps this is an indication about how we smell... ? We reached the top in about 3 hours. I found this one of the easier cols - or maybe we're just getting more hardcore... ? After a champions lunch of muffins, Pringles, coke and coffee, it was time for the descent! This descent was quite unique, thanks to ...