Madame Vacances Residence Les Valmonts
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... around and around and up and down, she goes again...." ...Those words seem to ring a bell from some song way back...
Anyway, we very quickly found that the road deteriorated into a very narrow, basically one-lane road hewn out of solid rock from the sides of abyss-like valleys, as we clawed our way up and up, this way and that, up and up, until we were tip-toeing like flies across ...
... br> We have an amazing view from our ground floor window, looking north-west over a river valley, what we think is the historic village of Mont Dauphin and "Le Pelvoux", at about 4,000m high, imposing in the distance.
Today was a relatively short ride down from Briançon, up and over Col d'Izoard and then a long gentle valley road to Guillestre.
It was a beautiful day and the scenery was stunning. The ascent to Col d'Izoard is long but not too steep, and ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Briançon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... so we were able to cane it all the way to Briançon, and look forward to our rest day.
More by luck than judgement, the place we're staying in has a kitchenette, dishwasher, heated towel rail, bath with a plug and a fridge, so it's perfect for our day off. We washed and dried our clothes, and put our bidons through the dishwasher.
We ate in the bistro attached to the hotel. Chicken cooked in beer, potatoes and a really fresh salad with proper French dressing. ...
... up here during the week. Luckily, the traffic doesn't seem to go any further.
Climbing the Col de l'Iseran
Once out of Val D'Isere you start the climb to the Col de l'Iseran. It was a relief to get out of the village and into the open landscape. It's a really beautiful climb along this part of the D902, and the roads are very quiet, just a few Germans on motorbikes and the odd car. We were also passed by about half a dozen Morgans ...