Saturday 15 September 2012

Col de la Madeleine (Day 2)

The weather was beautiful and the breakfast abundant.

Starting with the long slow downhill up to St. Jean d Maurienne (actually La Chambre), nothing remarkable except for another strange kind of Cuboviaggiatore, travelling with donkey, great man!!! Never know, my bike sometimes is like a donkey as well ... maybe dependent on my legs.

Starting point of the Col de la Madeleine uphill, a fountain at the base allow you to fill your bottle up. Not enough to satisfy the thirsty up to the top. A second stop was necessary for me.
The long and steep uphill to the Col de la Madeleine, a never finishing uphill (20 Km) as well as Moncenisio.

Saint-François-Longchamp sullo sfondo.
Nobody can escape from the ritual picture with the signs behind. This is the topmost of Col de la Madeleine.
At the top the food was waiting for me as an award, nothing comparable with the yesterday sandwich.
The long downhill up to Aigueblanche allows to enjoy the really beautiful landscapes as you can appreciate in the pictures.
Ready for the downhill.
GPS Tracking

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