Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road)

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  1. The Tall Guy

    The Tall Guy n00b

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    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!

    Many thanks

    Jon.
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  2. hockeymeteenstokkie

    hockeymeteenstokkie Adventurer

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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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  3. Wildman

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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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  4. RTLover

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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.:D 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.:wink:
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  5. MichaelJ

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    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 :D
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