Thursday, August 31, 2006

Day 12- Col de la Forclaz, paragliding

Today we had the option to ride 2 hours and then wait 3 hours to watch the 17th stage of the Tour. Given our idylic lakeside accomodations, we opted out and took a shorter ride up the Col de la Forclaz. This climb was only 7 km but at a 15% grade! The views at the top were magnificant.

After the descent back to the hotel it was lunch time so we did it up with our pal Mark from OR. It was a 3 hour affair complete with two bottles of wine and lake views. Things don't get much better than this.

This was our last day on the road so we wanted to get the most out of it so after lunch we decided to try paragliding off of the mountains! Wow unreal.

L'Abbaye was one of the coolest places we have ever stayed. It is definitely worth a return visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you were just hanging around before the end of a fantastic vacation. Looks great sounds great. It was a perfect choice! I hope you and Maria can return and if you want to barrow the electric bike you are more than welcome to!!! Gaeta