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Zuckerbaron 26-10-2018 07:05 AM

Re: The Alps west of Austria - looking for small roads
 
Colle San Carlo is the next one. Really nice not much traffic. When you descend towards La Thuile there are some first class vistas over the valley up to Petit Saint Bernard. Meanwhile the drizzle and rain is gone. Time to change some gear.
And then up to Petit Saint Bernard :woot: perfect. I carried on without stopping down the west ramp. The weather in France is even better. I want to go into the direction of Val d'Isere but I missed a turnoff. Well that was fine miss - the tornantis down to Seez are first class.

Before you reach Val d'Isere you pass the ski resort Lac de Tignes.
This is a small barrier lake near the main road it's not Lac de Tignes.


https://i.imgur.com/5hYP8VB.jpg


Only some minutes later you are in Val d'Isere. The French have changed the style of the architecture from concrete to concrete covered with wood.

First an old one then comes the new generation.

https://i.imgur.com/NuRbgnU.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/Fef29qC.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/p6mmrb4.jpg?1


But I'm not here for Val d'Isere I'm here for the Col de L'Iseran :glu
After the first tornantis.


https://i.imgur.com/YDBqqjt.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/kE6PzKF.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/I2tBoOx.jpg


Finally at the top unfortunately a grey-white sky.



https://i.imgur.com/74zSisZ.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/AA6rIap.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/l3XbTPk.jpg?1


Oh, quite cold so down again.


https://i.imgur.com/hXA5978.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/qciJvWD.jpg


I reached Lanslebourg and called it a day.
:scull:

Zuckerbaron 27-10-2018 07:06 AM

Re: The Alps west of Austria - looking for small roads
 
It wa s a bit time to kill, so I strolled through town. lanslebourg for sure is not a gem. The D 1006, which brings traffic to Italy, runs through the town. But when you look around you find some intersting things.

https://i.imgur.com/UbT2zOP.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/nnuXHOg.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/gog1H2x.jpg


And as we know the French are proud of their country, that is fair enough.


https://i.imgur.com/vH6Edfd.jpg

glitch 27-10-2018 08:42 AM

Re: The Alps west of Austria - looking for small roads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuckerbaron (Post 74427)
. lanslebourg for sure is not a gem. But when you look around you find some intersting things.

https://i.imgur.com/UbT2zOP.jpg

Ohhh, Les Marmottes (the Hotel just on the corner to the right)
Memories of 2007....and the sports store on the other corner also still exists.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/07/Tornanti/tor0803.jpg

True, Lanslebourg isn't the prettiest place, but around the back, they've got one of the best cheese-shops within a day's travel.

Co-op Laitiere de Haute-Maurienne

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/07/Tornanti/tor0809.jpg



Lots of exceptional riding just to the South :glu:glu

Can't wait to see where to next...Susa?

glitch 27-10-2018 08:44 AM

Re: The Alps west of Austria - looking for small roads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuckerbaron (Post 74427)


That used to be the public library in 2007...and the only place in town with internet hookup.

glitch 27-10-2018 12:50 PM

Re: The Alps west of Austria - looking for small roads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuckerbaron (Post 74419)
The French have changed the style of the architecture from concrete to concrete covered with wood.


Their '60s/'70s style ski-resorts used to look like Russian prison camps...real bad.:doh:
Solely built for the 3-4 months of snow-season and abandoned through the rest of the year, those were single-purpose chicken-coops.
Not that much has changed inside, I guess, but at least the outside looks a bit less severe nowadays....still a mile away from "inviting" in the Austrian/ Swiss sense...


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