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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

  • Day5

    Lanslevillard

    June 12, 2017 in France ⋅

    What a climb! The Col de L'seran is the highest paved road in Europe, coming in at about 2900 metres. The air was quite thin up there and at 50 kms of climbing I was pretty stuffed when I got to the top, but I did see my first marmot. Ran across the road and then sat up and watched me get my camera out and then ran away. John was on fire today and did not one but two big climbs adding theCol de Mt Cenis to the l'seran, well done. The downhill parts of today's ride were just amazing, goes a long way to ease the pain of getting to the top and we are very well supported by the Marmot crew. The hotel is rather interesting, Sign above the bar says English spoken, clearly only by the guests! We went over to the Tabac for a quiet beer just in time to see the local farmer taking his cows for a walk through the village. The lady in the bar happily told us all about in French, certainly entertaining. Tomorrow the is the biggy of the week the Col de Galibier. Wish me good luck!!!Read more

  • Day4

    Bourg St Maurice

    June 11, 2017 in France ⋅

    Well here we are right in the middle of the French Alps surrounded by some of the biggest cycling climbs around. The day started well, I was up early and decided to go outside with the iPad and catch-up. Good in theory, ended up being locked out. Automatic door only lets you out at that time day. Luckily, one of the guides had gone for a run and let me in!!! Today was the start of riding the big hills and the weather was just magic clear skies and 30 degrees.There are a lot poms in the group and they did what they do best, complaining about how hot it was. Poor pasty things. Day started well, we all got stuck at the first set of traffic lights just 10 metres from the hotel! It was one of those that needed weight to activate it, a couple of bikes were just not heavy enough. Sorted we set of on a beautiful gentle climb towards Beaufort. 10 kms out a flat tire, bugger, went from in the first group to dead last then used too much energy trying to catch back up.John had waited in Beaufort and we commenced the climb. It was a beautiful climb and certainly challenging. Being Sunday there were an incredible amount of motor bikes on the climb, one lot of three decided to do monos past us, interesting. Stopped at Lac Roselend for lunch then up and over the top for an amazing and very technical decent down to our hotel. Very nice today, yesterday's was a bit fawlty towers. Tomorrow is a bigger climb. Need my rest.Read more

  • Day8

    St Jean de Maurienne

    June 15, 2017 in France ⋅

    We left Alpe du Huez this morning on what was called a balcony road, this is a road that is literally hanging off the edge of the mountain. Quite amazing! Anyway this road was called the Pas de la Confession and well it's made me feel like confessing so here goes, I confess I ride my bike too much. There I feel better already. Seriously though, this was a beautiful start to the day spectacular views, pretty villages and then an amazing downhill ride to the main climb of the day. The Col de la Croix de Fer which translates to mean the pass of the iron cross and there is a big stone plinth at the top that should have an iron cross on it but unfortunately it was recently vandalised. This climb was quite long at 31 kms but was a great climb all the same. Saw another mammot and had to wait at one point while the farmer gathered up his sheep. Great watching his dogs work the flock. This climb was followed by anther large climb today up the Col Du Mollard again beautiful climbing and amazing scenery and a huge downhill ride to the end of the ride. Phew made it in one piece! There is one more big day to go so I need my rest. Goodnight.Read more

  • Day6

    French Alps - Quiege

    April 19, 2016 in France ⋅

    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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  • Day3

    Albertville, we're in the Alps!!!

    June 10, 2017 in France ⋅

    Slow morning killing a bit of time while we waited for our pickup to the Alps. Wandered around the old town of Geneva and along the waterfront. Saw this door and above the door there was a sign saying Rue de Pugitory, I guess that's where you go if you've been bad.Decided to Cath the bus to the airport to meet our tour, completely missed our bus stop and walked around the block to find another one. Once on the bus we realised that we had walked right past it. Drove down to Albertville in France home to the 1994 Winter Olympics and aren't the still trying to milk that! Got our bikes setup and went for a lovely little ride through the forest climbing for 10 kms, with a fast downhill return. Not the oldest or greyest in our group so that's good. Serious climbing starts tomorrow, wish me good luck.Read more

  • Day7

    French Alps - Beaufort, Albertville

    April 20, 2016 in France ⋅

    We decided to visit the little towns around Quiege on our first morning at the French Alps. Beaufort and Albertville sit on either side of Quiege and were only 15 mins drive away.

    We came across a market in Beaufort. The day had already started beautifully! As is typical of markets in France, fresh produce was sold in abundance. This market also sold cured sausages of different flavours, cheese and olives. There would be no bargaining at this market. All the prices were written on chalkboards. 1 sausage for 4 Euros, 4 sausages for 10 Euros. What a difficult decision to make!

    Next, we stopped at Albertville. This town is a lot bigger than Beaufort. Not many shops were open but we found a cafe to sit in and have some coffee and a beautiful chocolate crepe.

    We head back to our home in the Alps to enjoy some roast chicken and rice for dinner.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Savoie, Departement de la Savoie, Savoy, Savojo, Saboya, Savoie, Savoia, Sabóia

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