18th July 2012

18th July 2012

We have had beautiful weather for the past few weeks, and we have been making the most of it.

My mum and GT came out for the week and we fitted lots in, went to the outdoor pool in Bourg St Maurice, went to Italy, Annecy and attended our neighbour’s birthday party.

Emma and Aarj came to stay too for a few days and Emma, Fifi and I went riding in Sainte Foy. We rode on the pistes we normally ski which was beautiful.

Jonny is still training hard for the Piste2plage Challenge for Charity. He is cycling the Col D’Iseran today followed by the Col de Telegraph, infact the first day of the challenge. Its already 22 degrees here in Villaroger so not sure how he will go on in the heat. He’s watching what he eats and trying to cut down on the red wine and he’s lost some weight.  He’s cycled most of the Cols in the area now on a regular basis and is really looking forward to the Challenge.

Im enjoying getting out on the bike too and did my first Col this weekend, even though it was only a small one, Col de Tamie.

We went to watch a stage of the Tour de France this week. We managed to see the start at Albertville and then follow them and see them on 2 other points. They really are machines those guys , the speed they go at is unbelievable , especially uphill. The caravan procession before the race was the highlight for the girls where they collected all the goodies the floats threw out. We got very cose to Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish who were obviously looking very focused.

Had some  lovely vistors in the Chalet , Kim and family and Helen and Martin who motorcycled all the big Cols.The weather was kind to them all and the  new hottub was used lots.

Gt , Jonny , Emma and Aarj walked from Le Crot , 10 mins from the Chalet over to Italy. Mum, the girls and I picked them up and we went for lunch. Here are a few of the pics they took during the walk. It was stunning apparantly.




Have a look on our new website www.walkthealps.com for more details of walking in the French Alps and the Haute Tarentaise. Lots of availability if you fancy a trip out before the Winter. We can arrange a guide too.

Also if anyone fancies cycling the Cols in the Haute Tarentaise  we can do a taylored package for you, including catering, vehicle back up etc.

We found a new water park close to Geneva on the way back to the Airport. Well worth a visit for the day. Its called Vitam Park, and has indoor and outdoor pools, slides, kids areas etc.

For those thinking of their next skiing holiday, bookings are coming in so please get intouch to get the dates you want.