Saturday, 2 July 2011

Nimes to Bourg d'Oisan

Not much happened today.  Drove about 150miles to the southern alps and pastures familiar.  First stop the Casino supermarket in Bourg d’Oisans, and then a reccy to find le Verney, and the edf parking area, where Ian’s Vaujany cycle sportive is from, on Sunday.  Then back to camp overnight at Les Cascades site, 28euros, compared with an average 13euros in Pyrenees!   Welcome to the Alps- high mountains and high prices to match!!!  They’re all about the same price around here, and it is a lovely site, set amongst the trees, with nice, big pitches.  This was going to “home2 for 3 nights (the longest stay yet!), so it was great to be somewhere so lovely, with mountains towering all around, and yet good restaurants and bars, full of crazy Dutch cyclists! Tomorrow’s steep climb up the Alpe d’Huez was only a stone’s throw away, not even enough time to warm legs up first.

We had a nice, basic menu de jour at La Rive Gauche, and checked out accommodation at a local hotel, with a view to doing La Marmotte cycle route, next week. 65 euros for the night and 10euros each for breakfast.

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