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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Day 5 - 29th Aug - Tignes to Sauze Di Cesana

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So its Au revoir France and Ciao Italia. Over 6 hours of trail today with some more to come. A few more surfaced roads today although the breathtaking views made up for it. High enough today to come across ice and snow in places. Redmond found that the Italian off-road sections were in much better condition than the French. Part of the route w...

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