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Old 23-10-2018, 08:28 AM   #31
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So I left the winery in Leytron and headed for the Col du Lein. Climbing up the north flank of Col du Lein I stopped to look for these old trees.






I think these are Apricot trees. Does someone know? I liked the old trunks with the thick foliage very much, would like to have two or three in my garden.


Then I came to a real gem!


http://www.lapleyeux.ch/


Auberge de la Pleyeux is in G...maps noted as Auberge de Sapinhaut. Doesn't matter. the Auberge is perfectly settled in the forest and you have a fantastic sight into the valley and to the direction of the hamlet of Chiboz. I could see the road where I had to turn in the morning due to the road works. The Auberge looks very cozy inside. I would love to spent an evening and a night there, we'll see time will come.


Down there is Martigny and the Rhone turns to the right direction Lac Geneve.





Over there must be the road block.





I had a snack, talked to the landlord and off to Col du Lein. Up there it is really nice and you can drive even a loop there.









Oh my goodness so many cols, don't know which one first.



The roads up there have a fine gravel, so you might expect that it is packed with Adventure Beemers or VStromers, but the only bike I saw the whole time was a Swiss Yamaha Diversion.
After exploring everything up there I found a nice shady place at the southern flank, just near the village of Levron. I had to decide where to go to.


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Old 23-10-2018, 09:58 AM   #32
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Old 23-10-2018, 07:13 PM   #33
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Then I came to a real gem!


http://www.lapleyeux.ch/


Auberge de la Pleyeux is in G...maps noted as Auberge de Sapinhaut. Doesn't matter. the Auberge is perfectly settled in the forest and you have a fantastic sight into the valley and to the direction of the hamlet of Chiboz.

This is getting eerie....https://goo.gl/7sGVwv
I posted that place about 2 years ago on adv in a reply to MichaelJ !

Damn right you are, it's a GEM!
https://goo.gl/7sGVwv
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Old 24-10-2018, 03:29 AM   #34
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Did someone stay in the Auberge de la Pleyeux? Otherwise I have to try as the first one.
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Old 24-10-2018, 03:55 AM   #35
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Back to the RR. Weather report for Switzerland was not that good. They said it is better on the Italian side. Ok decision made, let's go for Aosta!


So I Rode up the ramp of the Grand Saint Bernard. Ok these pics have probably seen a lot of you already.


First the Hospiz, my bike is pointing into the wrong direction. If you come from Switzerland you first pass the Hospiz and then you come to the lake.








Italy ahead.






By chance I found the marker for the borderline Italy-Switzerland.





Half of that small bridge is already Italy.





I didn't want to stay in Aosta, so I drove to Fenis to look for La Maison d'Amelie.








The castle of Fenis from the Pizzeria, where I went to.






Katie is alrady resting in the private parking of Maison d'Amelie when I came home.


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