Mapping the next ride...
So I started up the hill past the hamlet Gleise and stranded at the Hotel Jafferau where some ski lifts meet. No way further after yesterday evenings rain.
Whoohoo...you tried the hard way
It's bloody STEEP! from there.
Word is that the tunnel is open again from the Salbertrand end since mid-October...supposedly still full of water but the walls have been stabilized with sprayed-concrete.
Just before the gravel a 15 min walk takes you to a vista called Monumento Sacro Cuore di Gesu. It's worth the time. :wow::wow: It offers a fantastic view down to Susa, opposite you see the area around Mont Cenis.
Down there is the bike and the saddle of Colle delle Finestre.
Checking that map...there are some really worthwhile routes from Sauze d'Oulx/ Bonafous across the top to Sestriere (past the start of the Assietta)....also the tiny single-laner from the Finestre south-ramp/ Alpe Pintas down to Fenestrelle (SP172?) ....and when there, hop across the valley floor for a cruise through the tiny village of Chambons....the main road is as wide as a Smart is long, with half dozen twists and turns ....gorgeous!!
Ohhh....the Parpaillon next? Bewdy!
There is talk of the local community shutting it down for motorized traffic, more $$ in the hikers and MTB-crowds, hmmm.