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Old 04-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road)

As part of a trip around northern Europe this year I'm looking to take in the Route des Grandes Alpes. A couple of questions, How long should i allow to take it all in 3-4 days? Are there any recommendations of where to stay along the route? As a new comer, if I'm in completely the forum /area, please shout!

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Take 3 day minimum, there is a lot to see.
And ride some other cols because there are more fun roads around.
There are a lot of hotels and places to stay so do not make reservations.
Only when you are there is high-season when everybody is on holliday.
This year i will be around Alpe d Huez for the second time.
Lats year i drove from Swizerland to Huez and did it in 1 day because i had to participate in a briefing.
That was to much to enjoy the scenery.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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You can do it in two but as hockey' says, take three.

L'Auberge Provencale in Sospel is a nice place to start or finish and though it's not cheap at 75, it does great food.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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I'd recommend 3 days. If you plan to be there in July/August, be sure to book lodging in advance if you can...because you won't be alone. Otherwise, you shouldn't have any problem finding a room, B&B, or a hotel.

My personal favorite section is southbound from the Cormet de Roselend to Bourg-St-Maurice. The best kit you can take with you is a GoPro, with a 32 giga card. Your friends and family will hate you for not taking them along as they watch your vids.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:41 AM   #5
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You can do it in two but as hockey' says, take three.

L'Auberge Provencale in Sospel is a nice place to start or finish and though it's not cheap at 75, it does great food.
Or four - lots of great roads. Take an extra day and hit the Vercours - The Hotel Marrioner in Rencurel is a good stop.

+1 on L'Auberge Provencale - great view, too
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