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... to arrive. Dad also had a cheese platter since he was peckish. Anoop sampled one of the goat cheeses and Dad told him if you breathed out through your nose while sampling it you would really taste the goat. After trying this he decided it was not a good idea at all and would not recommend doing so. We then headed back to camp to change and pick up our bikes.
We set off for the Clarée Valley near Briançon and parked in a small lot ...
... climb! When I saw the hill that we had to climb in order to begin our final descent down into Briançon, I just shook my head and hoped it was shorter than it looked. It felt especially tough after a major hill climb and 70 km of riding till that point. We were at the top in about twenty minutes or so and then it was finally a real descent into the campsite!
Since this was Mägge and Hile’s last night camping with us before they headed back home to ...
Awoke today to our first grey day. Not so bad, we have had two and a half weeks of perfect weather. Left our very pleasant country hotel this morning in misty conditions. The hotel owners had a lovely big kelpie cross that wanted me to throw a stick for him this morning . He just stood there patiently with the stick in his mouth waiting for me to say the right commands for him, in French. It was a frustrating experience for both us!, Our touring took us up into ...
Voir la descente du Galibier :
et celle du Télégraphe :
Filmées par Franck avec sa caméra embarquée à l'avant. Sympa. :)
Barcelonnette is nestled in the bottom of a valley and all routes out are up. There are several mountain passes in every direction but the forecast was not great and the only clear prediction was South East. Just as well that was the way I was going.
La Bonette is 2802m high and the highest point in this area. John Hermann (hereafter known as JH) recommends a circuitous route of about 200km which takes in 3 high passes. I set off about 10am and ...