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    • Day7

      Über den Col des Saisies

      July 31, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Kurz hinter dem geschäftigen Megeve erreichen wir die Route des Grands Alpes. Der Col des Saisies ist flach. Ein riesiger Schotterparkplatz empfängt einen auf der Nordseite. Auf dem Stellplatz stehen die grossen Mobile in Reih und Glied. Wer sich sportlich austoben will, shoppen oder einkehren, ist hier richtig. Wir wollen nur eine Wanderung machen. Auf den Signal de Bisanne geht es von der Passhöhe aus obsi, über von winterlichen Pistenfahrzeugen malträtierten Wiesen. Oben hat man eine Supersicht auf das Mont Blanc Massif und das Beaufortain. Leider hängen die Wolken etwas tief. Im Käsedorf Beaufort scheint die Sonne wieder. Mit Reblochon und Beaufort AOC den Kühlschrank auffüllen! Wir übernachten auf dem Camping municipal. Neue WC/Duschanlage beim Eingang.Read more

    • Day15

      Weiter gegen Norden/Heimat ruft

      June 25 in France ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Wir sind heute ziemlich früh aufgestanden und waren kurz nach 8 Uhr auf dem Mopped. Schön über kleine Pässe immer in Richtung nach Hause....Endlich wieder Sonne und die nassen Klamotten konnten trocknen, zumindest die die wir an hatten.
      Die Route sollte uns um die Schweiz führen in die französische Jura. Doch es kam anders....mitten rein in die Schweiz und on Top auch noch mitten rein nach Genf...Stau und Umleitungen gaben sich die Hand. Einfach nur gruselig und anstrengend. Kurze Lagebesprechung und wir versuchten irgendwie wieder nach Frankreich zu kommen. Naja ein paar schöne Eindrücken gab es schon, z.B. die Strecke am Genfer See entlang und dann später dieser Pass. Aber gefühlt fängt alle 500m ein neues schweizer Dörfli an und das Tempo sinkt deutlich unter 40 km/h. So kommt man nur sehr langsam weiter...
      Zurück in Frankreich ging es meistens auf der D 437 in Richtung Montbéliard. 18 Uhr einkaufen und 19 Uhr Zelt aufgebaut...Schluß für heute. Für morgen stehen dann noch 580 km auf der Uhr...
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    • Day6

      Col de aravis

      October 8, 2021 in France ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

      We set the alarms for 6:30am this morning. Skipped breakfast and drove 30 miles to our first destination, les Gauges des fuirs. A 50 metre boardwalk 25 meters’ above the canyon floor that was full of rushing water and waterfalls, we got there at 9:30am just as it opened and got the place to ourselves for the first 30 mins which was great for pictures. We were lucky because as we left 2 coaches of school kids turned up.
      From there we walked to Lè Chàteau de Montrottier, this was a privately owned Chateau in it’s hay day and the former owner was a huge antique collector, it was full of original artifacts from Henry 2nd to Napoleon. We even managed to get a private tour around the tower which had a weapons room and another room full of things from all over the world including, china, Japan and Africa.
      From here we drove to the bottom of the mountain pass and climbed the Col Des Aravis, on the climb we saw the the names of the riders sprayed in the road from the 2020 Tour de France. At the summit we stopped to look in the Alpine stores and see the cows, all of which wear cowbells. Then it was down the other side of Du Col and up the Mount Brisbane Mountain pass. We were well above the clouds now and could see through the clouds to the crystal clear lakes below with the alpine landscape as a back drop. From there we descended over the Barrage de Rosaland which was engulfed in cloud and then a steep climb to the summit of villard sur Don where we picked up a hitchhiker who was a professional athlete on the french alpine skiing team. The it was on to the Villard sur Don, the tightest mountain pass yet and luckily we were going down instead of up because the was an 18% gradient and full of switchbacks, but apart from a smell and the squeak from brakes Wanda did well.
      By now it was getting on in the day and we were looking for a place to park up for the night, but luckily our new hitch hiking friend told us about a free airè in his hometown of Beaufort, and that is where we spent the night.
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    • Day6

      French Alps - Quiege

      April 19, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      We set off from Paris early this morning to get to the French Alps. We took the toll roads which set us back 40 Euros (holy moly!). On the upside, the roads are not congested, extremely smooth and pleasant to drive and the pit stops have great facilities.

      The 6-hr drive took us through Annecy, a picturesque town at the foot of the mountains. We kept on driving to get to our accommodation high up on the French Alps in a little (I mean little!) town called Quiege. What would we eat, Flora wonders.

      If you have ever seen the most perfect photo of little houses perched along the side of a mountain, imagine it 20 times more beautiful and that would be Quiege. We eventually arrived at the house, after snaking up the mountain for 20 minutes and nearly being in a head-on collision with another car (note to self: do not veer to the wrong side of the road when you see a crazy French driver screaming down the small roads).

      Our English host, Trevor, was lovely and welcomed us into our home for the next 4 nights. We would live downstairs and have our own privacy. The house is splendid! Well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, a bed like the clouds with a view to die for.

      We would be the only diners at the only local bar/restaurant that night. It was a mere 5 minutes walk from the house. We ordered a baguette and croissants or pain au chocolat for the next morning and the mornings after. Every morning, whilst Flora was still in bed, Aaron would fetch the bread. They were divine, especially with the blueberry jam that Trevor's neighbour made. Flora decided that she would take the jar with her when they leave.

      This place is really a slice of paradise. Words and photos don't do it justice. We would love to come back here again.
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      Our home away from home is the second from the right. We're on the ground floor. Heaven!


      Quiege's only cafe/restaurant/bar. The owners were lovely and spoke no word of English.


      On our second last day in Quiege, it started raining and the skies were gloomy. Cue for us to stay at home and watch Game of Thrones reruns! Aaron's enjoying his 2.50 Euro glass of wine. Can life get any better??

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