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Old 01-07-2009, 02:27 AM   #11
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Location: Sonthofen, Germany
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view to Lake Geneve

First into the Rhône-Valley to Bex and Monthey. At Pas de Morgins (1369m) we crossed into France...then via Châtel and Abondance across the Col du Corbier (1235m) to Morzine.
One knows when the French border is crossed...signage becomes problematic to non-exist and it’s wise to ghet used to the French road-numbering system.
Instead of crossing the Col de Joux Plane we finished up at the Lac de Mines d’Or.

Lac de Mines d’Or

Despite it being a very pretty setting, the road ends here and it was back to Morzine. ViaTaninges („Route de Grand Alpes“) and Samoëns to the Cirque du Fer à Cheval, a 4km long and up to 700m high cliff face dotted with waterfalls.

Cirque du Fer à Cheval

at Col de la Colombiére

Werner and Lothar


After lunch it’s past Cluses to the Col de la Colombiére (1613m) and on towards Annecy. 8 km after Thônes it’s a left turn to Lac d’Annecy.
4 km later, at the top of Col de Bluffy (630m) it’s another left to get to the picturesque lake at Talloires.

Lac d’Annecy

Looping the lake to the south it’s through Duingt to Sevrier, start of the Col de Leschaùx (897m).
Further southward is Le Pont and the Col de Plainpalais (1173m), turning right onto the northern loop of Mont Revard,which provides fantastic vistasinto the valleys.

view from Mont Revard

Next the Col de la Cluse (1184m) to Aix-le-Bains. In Chambery the bad signage caught us out again...the way to the Col du Granier (1134m) was only found by asking for direction at a service station...and thanks to Dietmar’s proficiency in French.
Despite all that, luck was still needed...

Blick vom Mont Revard, 21.07.00

Just short of St. Pierre-d’Entremont the day ends at a small camp area along the road side....and Dietmar’ s near heart-attack when the kingsize air-bed seems to leak.
In the end it turns out that it’s only a loose plug.

4. day routing:

to be continued!

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