Day 7 - 31st Aug - Briancon to Saint-Etienne-de-Tinee (France)

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6 hours on the trail! A great day on the trails today and with some really amazing scenery made up for the closed trails yesterday. Highlights  were an off road tunnel (Tunnel Parpaillon) one of the highest in Europe which is 2,637m above sea level and was built by the French army in 1900. A high mountain road named Col de la Bonette which is ...

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Day 3 - Mon 27th - Albertsville to Les Houches

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First day offroad in the mountains for Redmond and Becky. A 7:30am start and around 6.5 hours drive saw them descend into Chamonix for lunch and an afternoon relaxing. Jimny is running well although there are signs of some grease around one of the new rear wheel bearing and the mountain roads have uncovered some rattles and squeaks. Also the front ...

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Day 9 - 2nd Sep - Monte Carlo

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 So not an off-roading post. I know some of you are planning your own trips following this superb submission from Redmond and Becky. Of course, key to the planning is the discussions with your "financial advisor" :) Now the promise of  a visit to the Whistlestop Cafe on Rhuddlan's HTM Industrial Estate might not secure the neces...

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Day 8 - 1st Sep - Saint-Etienne-de-Tinee to Limone Piemonte

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6 hours 30 mins on the trail today and their last planned off road day! They hit a lot of trails that went through forests which was nice, a lot of greenery and different mountain scenery. Made one wrong turn and ending up having to reverse down quite a steep hill which was not great. Came across an old military base high up in the mounta...

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Day 6 - 30th Aug - Sauze di Cesana to Briancon

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And its goodbye to Italy and back to France today, they are weaving backwards and forwards across the border over these couple of days. It was 6 hours on the trail today. Unfortunately a few sections were closed due to maintenance works / only accessible for mountain bikes so Redmnd could not do everything he wanted to do today!...

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