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MARTIGNY (SWITZERLAND) to VALLOIRE(FRANCE) JULY 12th

Switzerland - Italy - France : all in a days riding !

Breakfast in Switzerland, Lunch in Italy and Dinner in France.
Riding the Route des grande Alpes - Rugged Rocky High Country - totally different to the Alps we have been riding.
A great day starting with the St. Bernard Pass (2469m) where we stopped for lunch in Italy.
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We are a very long way from home - Sydney 18,240 kms.
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Followed by the Petit St. Bernard Pass (2188m),

the Col de I'Iseran (2764m) I think this is the highest we have done so far !!
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and some pretty amazing riding with unbelievable views and "huge" guard rails to stop us going over the edge -
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and the final pass for the day - Col du Telegraph (1957m)

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Coming into Valloire we found a "hay" monument to Marco Pantani who won the Galibier Climb in 1998
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It is still very hot here in Europe - 30plus degrees most of the day.

We stopped at Valloire for the night which is a really pretty village.

Posted by MKaye 00:45 Archived in France

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