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Archive for July, 2013

Le velojaune B and B to villard Reymond

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Today with a couple of good friends we were heading out over the Col d’ornon towards le desert an out and back ride to a lovely spot.But things soon changed when we arrived at the top of the Ornon the head wind was so strong we changed our minds as the descent over would be a bit risky.
So we turned back and headed up to Villard Reymond a very peaceful village set in a huge mountain valley setting.We stopped in the village after the 10k climb,which is missed by a lot of people because it is off the main track.But is a lovely climb.
We went to the cafe but was packed with walkers.
So we had the discussion to see what the track was like over the top to Villard Notra-Dame as I had heard it had had the surface levelled.
Sure enough the track was the best I can remember and was ok to pass on the road bikes with care of course.We were soon heading down the long empty descent from notra-dame.lucky we had the torch for the one large tunnel with a turn in it.To try without the torch would make it interesting.
Back in Bourg time for lunch.
LAlpe -d'Huez5 waterfalls