Arrondissement de Chambéry

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  • Day4

    Yenne 28 km

    July 21, 2017 in France ⋅

    Zwei Dinge die mir der Weg aufzeigen will. Erstens lange gemütliche Wege entlang der Rhone sind zwar schön, trotzdem macht das auf lange Zeit kein Spass. Zweitens allein Unterwegs zu sein ist für mich nicht so einfach, quatsche halt zu gerne. Werde beides lernen müssen. Nach dem Kaffeehalt (16 km) im sehr schönen Feriendörfchen Chanaz ging es rauf und runter. Superschön mit perfekten Aussichten ging es wieder zur Rhone runter wo der Schlussspurt auf mich wartete. Bin nun in einer schönen Privatunterkunft in Yenne. Sehr nette Leute, schade ist nur, dass ich die Sprache nicht wirklich behersche.Read more

  • Day5

    Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers 28 km

    July 22, 2017 in France ⋅

    Ein strenger Tag liegt hinter mir. Die letzten 28 km haben von mir alles abverlangt. Steile auf und abstiege. Dafür habe ich mir dann im Dorf ein Kaffee mit etwas Süsem gegönnt. Nun bin ich bei einer sehr netten Familie angekommen. Roland und Marie verwöhnen mich.

  • Day3

    Serrieres en Chautagne 28 km

    July 20, 2017 in France ⋅

    Das Wandern macht richtig Freude, ohne Schmerzen oder anderen Problemen kann ich alles geniesen. Roland mein Mitwanderer hat sich nach 20 km verabschiedet. Eine kurze schöne Zeit hatten wir zusammen verbracht. Nun bin ich alleine Unterwegs. Mühsam ist bis jetzt nur, Unterkünfte, Restaurants oder Einkaufsläden zu suchen. In den meisten Dörfern ist davon nichts mehr zu finden.Read more

  • Day48

    Day 48-Grenoble to Aix-les-Bains,55miles

    June 2, 2016 in France ⋅

    Start of a big section of the trip today as I head north towards Geneva then through Switzerland so going to be plenty of climbing and hopefully some stunning views.

    Well it started off wet, didn't really improve all day and those views well I'm sure the mountains are there if the clouds moved. Chembery looked a nice town and Aix-les-Bains a spa town where I'm staying tonight is set Lake Bourget. Nice little wander round the small old town and a bite to eat but nothing really exciting today.Read more

  • Day41

    Doussard to Mont du Chat

    July 8, 2017 in France ⋅

    We drove to the top of Mont du Chat. Absolutely packed out anywhere near the top so we turned around and drove down 5km to find a spot to park the campervan. After giving hearty congratulations to Erik for finding a spot with plenty of room and a spectacular view, and a celebratory beer/wine, we mounted the Swedish, Norwegian and Aussie flags. Many thanks to Knud and Erica for Aussie flag, which still, thankfully, always gets a great response.
    After a few beers we heard a car go past with Aussies yelling out. Pat went around to the front of the van to give them a wave. Unbelievably, in a car a few behind the Aussies was a group of young French men including Hugo, the young French policeman who had helped us when the panniers had been stolen. They stopped and Hugo came over to say hello. Unbelievable.
    Later still, more friends arrived - Aussies who now lived in Finland, but were holidaying in southern Europe. Welcome Alex, Georgie, Sienna & Leo - lovely folk, who added much needed style to "Aussie corner".
    In Georgie's words:-
    " We drove the route and realised the urgency in which the decision had to be made. The mountain was filling rapidly with boisterous spectators dribbling into every available piece of road verge, with still 24 hours remaining before the riders hit! As we climbed the 15 km of Mont du Chat’s windy, narrow road we could feel the excitement in the air. The atmosphere was electric and we were instantly addicted, we had to be part of this. As we wound back down the mountainside we came across a group of fellow Aussie’s, flags flying flamboyantly! Pulling up alongside their monster of a camper van there was an instant bond over chants of ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie’. They invited us to join their festivities ready for the race the following day. There was a small space just large enough for our van beside their camper. Let’s do it!
    Our race was on, we had 1.5 hour to get down the hill, fill the van with water, buy food and drinks to last the next 24 hours, and ready our potable toilet. The mountain road was due to be closed off at 5.30 that evening! We achieved the impossible again and were reversing the van into our tight position at 5.30pm with just millimeters to spare between the road and imminent death toppling over the cliff! We’d made it, we couldn’t believe it was really happening, we were road side in our camper at the Tour de France!". You can find Georgie's blog at
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  • Day42

    Tour de France 2017 Stage 9

    July 9, 2017 in France ⋅

    So much fun was had by all today.
    The preparatory barracking sessions, the scramble for Le Tour Caravan goodies - won by Pat- the fabulous food, wine and company. It was a day to remember. Thank you to Karen, Eric, Alex, Georgie, Sienna, Leo, Hugo & friends and all the aussies who stopped to chat.
    In Georgie's words:-
    "We shared a fabulous 24 hours on the mountain with our new friends Tracey, Pat, Karen and Eric. We shared travel tales, politics and caught up on news from Australia. The day was a massive success and definitely lived up to all our very high expectations. Oh, and the race was pretty fabulous too!"
    The only low note came when we realised Ritchie Porte had crashed.
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  • Day4


    October 31, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Once again the Channel was flat and the crossing smooth under a pale winter sun. But the temperature in France was only 4 degrees and so my first night tested the warmth of my van conversion. Bed very warm and comfortable. Getting up not so easy though!
    I just missed the snow which fell over the Massif Centrale and the roads were clear. In Macon I spent the morning in Renault sourcing some panel clips and getting a small stone impact in the windscreen filled. (€122 discounted from €164, presumably on account of my wonderful personality.)
    Then onto the Alps with this splendid view of the Belladonna range from above Lake Bourget.
    My plan to cross the mountains via one of the colts above Turin was thwarted by the recent snowfalls which resulted in all the passes being closed. I was forced to use the 5 km Frejus tunnel at an exorbitant €44 which was nearly as much as all the motorway tolls from Chambery to Bologna. Forgetting how Italy formed from a thousand independent kingdoms without main roads between them, it was clear that using minor roads to Florence would take all week, so I stayed on the autostrade and cruised along in frequent rain. The van ran quietly and swiftly in comparison to the previous one and I could have listened to the radio if there was the same national broadcast standards as in France, rather than the zillion regional stations with pop music punctuated by lengthy spells of adverts and endless pointless discussion.
    Another advantage of this van is that I can park inside Vanessa's garage, 500 metres from the Duomo and that is where, this first part of the trip has ended.
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  • Day23

    Accidental Lake

    September 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Bored of driving and spent too long at the shop so we set the sat nav for the nearest campsite. Ended up on the edge of another huge lake with many villages and nature reserves on its shores. Perfect for cycling and swimming. Weather currently between vindaloo and phaal.
    Side note: 2 loaves is far too much for breakfast.Read more

  • Day2

    Lac d'Aigubelette

    May 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach dem heftigen Gewitter gestern Abend erwartete uns heute wieder schönstes Wetter. So konnten wir draußen frühstücken. Bald gings los und nach kurzem Tankstopp in Bregenz gings auf die Schweizer Autobahn. Die Fahrt verlief relativ problemlos. Ein paar kleinere Staus, aber nichts schlimmes. Zwei Brotzeit und Kaffee Stops, schon um 5 waren wir an unserem heutigen Ziel am Lac d'Aigubelette angekommen.

    Ein richtiger Wohlfühlplatz! Freundliche Leute und wir bekamen 2 Plätze nebeneinander direkt am See. Perfekt, besser gehts nicht. Tolle Aussicht und fast am Platz der Badeplatz. Klar dass wir den gleich noch für ein kurzes Schwimmen nutzen.

    Abends gabs Pizza - vom amtierenden Europameister in Lepin-le-Lac gebacken. Lecker! Dass der FCB dann am Abend das Pokalfinale gegen Franfurt - auch dank eines nicht gegebenen Elfmeters - verloren hatte, konnten wir bei einem Schorle und einem nächtlichen Kniffel gerade so vergessen..

    Route: Lindau - (A) - Bregenz - (CH) - Zürich - Bern - Genf - (F) - Lac d'Aigubelette
    Km-Stand: 54.580
    CP "Le Curtelet" in Lepin-le-Lac"
    gefahrene Km: 508 - Total: 669
    Km.Stand: 54.580
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  • Day7

    Procissão da Cláudia

    March 16, 2018 in France ⋅

    Hoje ia ser mais um dia de sol épico. A primeira descida de 11km até Meridel trouxe a adrenalina para o dia, a neve estava solta, perfeita para andar nas velocidades máxima.
    Antes de descer a fixação do Cabrita partiu-se e ele teve que voltar a Saint Martin onde estávamos alojados para arranjar a prancha.
    Íamos ficar na zona de Meridel até ele chegar. Mas ao subir nas segundas cadeiras soube que a Cláudia tinha caído, supostamente não era nada. Mas ela acabou por me ligar a dizer que não conseguia sair do sitio e que não conseguia ligar para a emergência. Desci ate um posto para pedir uma maca para ir busca-la. Fomos ter com ela, os skis em cruz alertavam para um ferido na pista.
    Quando a maca chegou descemos com ela como numa procissão. O dia de ski acabou para ela. Fiquei com ela, mais o Luis e o Valentim que se juntou a nós mais tarde. Fez uma lesão no ligamento cruzado, tem que ficar pelo menos 20 dias com uma tala no joelho. Com uma ressonância magnética já em Portugal verá os próximos passos. Esperemos que não tenha que ser operada porque ela acaba de recuperar de uma operação ao outro joelho.
    Depois de umas horas no médico fomos beber cerveja para aproveitar o sol e descemos umas últimas pistas depois de ter a certeza que ela estava no teleférico certo para voltar para casa.
    Como uma simples queda pode fazer uma lesão tão grande!
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Arrondissement de Chambéry, Arrondissement de Chambery

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