Official departure of Val d’Isère
As there are a lot of tunnels, we need to space ourselves to not interfere with the cars. We are going at full speed. Despite our jackets and gloves, we are frozen when we arrive in Sainte-Foy-en-Tarentaise. Fortunately, it is here that the climb begins, first very steep. The morning air is fresh, the air very pure, a pleasure.
At the bottom of the valley, Bourg-Saint-Maurice:
We approach the neck, the light is sublime. I meet young Belgian students who have a big problem on their cargo bike: all the spokes are loose, the front wheel is completely veiled.
I like this collar, difficult at the beginning and sweet at the end: