Tornanti_3...ABRACADABRA! (Western Alps Backroads Ramble)
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10-22-2013, 01:42 AM
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Another roadworks tries to throw us off-course and detour back into Visp….no way, there's another little backroad into Buerchen, high above the main Wallis valley, and we certainly find that one.
Dropping into the Wallis proper (it's still German-speaking up here!!)
Hitting the valley floor at Turtmann…(where the bakery closed 3 bloody minutes ago for lunch, arhhhh)
….it's time for a top up.
As an Aussie, this makes you gasp...80l for A$180+....ummphmmmm
Still cheaper than France and Italy, though.
And that's where you've gotta give it to the BMJ's...they ARE fuel misers!!
Barely half a kilometer into the French-speaking part of the valley…it's the "Valais" now!!...we tack onto a small group of bikes from an "ecole-de-moto"…a driving school group doing some road time and pulling into a truck-stop-style restaurant for lunch…or that's what it seems to look like.
What a surprise it turns out to be!!
Re-living the morning….
Except Doug…he's got a lost train ticket to suck on.
If you thought that morning tore a few heartstrings…just wait for the afternoon!!
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