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BARCELONETTE to GORGE De VERDON : JULY 14,15,16th

Route des Grandes Alpes

Leaving Barcelonette we condinued on the Route des Grandes Alpes - a great ride through magnificent canyons.
Through the Col de la Cayolle (2326m) to Guillaumes,
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then through the gorges de Daluis to Castellane.
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The road included some pretty impressive "guard rails"
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The road included 17 tunnels one after another weaving along the cliff edge - stunning !
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The Rock Art was also impressive -

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Twin Waterfalls -
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We stopped at Petit Point overlooking the Gorge de Verdon for a very nice salad lunch, and to watch the steady stream of cars and motorbikes.
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We arrived at Hotel Grand Canyon de Verdon ready for a relaxing couple of days.
Sunset over the Gorge was beautiful.
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Next day we went for a ride around the Canyon.
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Our Hotel from the otherside of the Canyon
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When we stopped at the Café overlooking the Canyon we were approached by a guy asking if he could take a photo of our numberplates (again !!)
Most people don't ask - it was nice to have a chat with him. It seems he has a very good friend who was originally from Sydney and wanted to show our Plates to prove he had actually seen 2 Australian Bikes in France. I gave him an Aussie sticker to put on his bike - he was thrilled.
(I nicknamed him Skippy)
Skippy on his KTM -
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We continued on to the little village of Trigance which has a Castle/Fortress towering over it. We endeavoured to walk to the top but as the temperature was in the high 30's we soon gave up.
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They have an amazing security system in this town - window securely "barred"
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And please give us a call on arrival -
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Back at the Hotel for refreshments - and the view is still stunning :
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Posted by MKaye 04:02 Archived in France

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