Thursday, August 10, 2006

Day 4- Rencurel---Old Tour de France Route

Day four was an "official" day off. But, did we relax, NO WAY! We decided to ride the suggested "day off" ride that was part of the 2000 TDF. This was a spectacular ride up the rock walled roads and into the pine trees. The roads with "etched" with tour rider names in white paint, "Jan Ulrich, Tom Booden, etc...". The climb topped out at the famous Calvaire de Valchevriere--a memorial to those who died serving the "Resistance". The views were spectacular.

From the summit of the climb we descended down a step grade then back up slighty to the beautiful ski village of Villard de Lans. There were partook in a great pizza lunch.

After lunch we rode the dramatic rock canyons that followed the river west to our turn off before heading back UP to our hotel in Rencurel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was wondering when the food shots would show up!