13 miles Up and down.
Starting just off the main Grand Bernard road. We headed on a pleasant gradient between 8 and 11% towards the entrance of Gorges du Durnand passing ripe yellow and pink Apricots laden heavy trees. Vineyards making patchwork quilts on the steep hillsides. A quiet road with some interesting switchbacks some over 11% but all enjoyable, tightly making our way steeply to the the Lac Champex. This pretty little ski village with a handful of hotels, cafes and bars. Rowing boats for hire and I’m sure fishing.
An unusual Church sitting proudly perched on the hillside with seating outdoors with a roof to shelter from the hot sunshine or maybe a storm. I’m sure the hills would sound alive when the singing began.