Day 7 in France

Another absolutely gorgeous day weather-wise. Keep hearing stories about how wet Blighty is – what a shame…..

Drove out from Bourg d’Oisans and went round the back of Alpe d’Huez via a lovely place called Villard-Reculas. Stunning scenery – in fact, that was the case all day. Had a quick look round the Alpe d’Huez ski resort – not particularly impressed, as it is very commercial. 

Things improved dramatically from that point on – in the scenery sense anyway. We headed out via the Col du Sarenne along a fantastic, but very narrow and steep country road. Just as I was rounding a sharpish bend, the mobile rang. I then had the surreal experience of talking to my 88 year old mother’s doctor about various problems that she was having, perched halfway down a French mountain! No urgency, thank heaven – just a heads-up about various age related issues that are not going to go away.

We’d been advised about a waterfall complex further down this amazing road. We found it – it was quite a walk to it, but what a stunning place it was.

Col du Sarenne waterfalls

Some steep and rocky stuff again, but it was well worth it. We spent over an hour here just gawping.

Further up the river

Set off down the road again, and looked in on two beautiful villages – Besse and Mizoen. Then headed back to the B&B to prepare for the planned evening meal at Dolilou in Venosc. Had a wonderful meal and then explored this extraordinary place.

Graveyard at Venosc church

Noticed that there was a walk from Venosc to Les Deux Alpes. Definitely one to consider for one of the remaining two days we have here…..

One response to “Day 7 in France”

  1. Louise Woodland avatar
    Louise Woodland

    Wow how lovely! Yes it is raining here again today! Sounds like a thorough mix of gruelling riding and superb holiday. Well done for those getting thru those tough rides (‘Respect’ as the kids would say)!

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