Let's get through this…quick!
The parting shots make the heart melt…again!!
Heading straight for the main valley floor via Conthey, it's a quick dogleg for the climb up the other side of the main valley through Vex and Heremence to Thyon-Les Colons trying for a stay at La Cambuse.
A bit of horseplay up the hill with Tim and Dave in hot pursuit, those empty roads are just too tempting!
While the doors are open, literally!... there's nobody home…a few calls later it's confirmed that they're closed for a couple of days.
It sure looks like a great spot and the recommendation I got for the place praised it sky-high.
Time to get serious, do a few more bends
and find a place, possibly for 2 nights as it looks like our luck is running out.
The Ibis-Hotel in Sion
is one of those generic quick-stop budget-places at the fringe of town.
Super-functional, well-sorted, very convenient…but with a soul and feel of a steel door.
Still, if in the area and a good, clean bed is needed quickly, it's a safe bet unless you're happy to spend twice as much, and then some, and move into one of the old, long-established places closer to town.
There's a small eating place down the road with a bubbling Fondue-Pot.
Can't say no to the local cheese, the stuff's heaven-on-a-fork.
A bit of a shaky shot at full zoom of the Basilique de Valere above Sion wraps a cracker of a day that will long be remembered. Tops, mate...BLOODY TOPS!!