The itinerary went something like this:
Day 1: Mostly riding in the wooded hillsides around Bourg & Peisey – Jackson’s & Mech Check, Granny’s Garden, Black8 White8. Rain & thunderstorms, so wet & slippy rocks & roots!
Day 2: Around Peisey, Landry & Aime – South Side Finale & Vol Au Vent, Dirty Protest & Vallee Descente, Les Praizes & Jiz Gasket.
Day 3: HEIDI trail from Col de l’Iseran – a bit more about that here http://www.trailaddiction.com/backcountrydaytrips.php
Rest day: obvs the hardcore went riding, I went shopping for sunglasses in Bourg as mine cracked, presumably under the weight of camera & baguette in my Camelbak.
Day 4: Mont Jovet – in clouds, damp & chilly at the top, but a fab open Alpine ride.
Day 5: Meribel Ridge – thoroughly gorgeous weather, great views over to Mont Blanc and other Alps classics like Grandes Jorasses.
Once again I think Trail Addiction did a great job – uplifts, guides & especially the food.
For anyone who hasn’t seen the photos via Facebook, they are over here http://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/628313
A fun week was had by all I think, no major mechanicals apart from punctures, brake pad wear and some broken spokes. Now who’s going to crack first and start the ‘where next’ discussion…