Les Houches to Les Contamines

Despite a rather hot night, we all got some sleep, which meant that Catherine was awake for the walk, which helped.

A steep plod up an easy track took us to the Col de Voza, with great views of Mont Blanc. From here we had a choice of routes and Catherine threatened to undermine the whole concept of the expedition by beginning to hint that maybe we should take the harder option. Needless to say we didn’t.

So back down the other side it was, and then up the valley to Les Contamines. It was extremely hot and Les Contamines seemed a bit further away than was strictly necessary. The route took us on some steep wooded paths and minor roads, and, although very attractive, seemed at times to be taking the line of most resistance. 12 miles or so today with a Scottish Munro of ascent (and nearly descent). Very easy paths, the only real problem being the heat.

We have used Airbnb to get a tiny apartment, which is really set up for walkers. There are loads of them here as the Tour du Mont Blanc goes through here. In fact our route has coincided with that extremely popular trek all day. The supermarket is just 2 minutes walk away, which should be manageable.

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