17th August 2015
Update 1 - 21st August 2015: We also tried another ride in the Durance valley, this time heading towards Briancon on the western flank of the valley, climbing on the D38 to Champcella and an altitude of 1150m on the way towards Argentiere-le-Besse and following part of the Boucle d'Izoard in reverse. It was another lovely route.
Update 2 - 2nd September 2015 - On our way to climb the road to Montee de Parpaillon from Saint-Andre-d'Embrun, we followed the Balcons de la Durance loop in reverse for 16km from Guillestre. The view along the valley towards Lac Serre-Poncon was incredible with amazing turquoise waters shimmering in the sunshine and on the river below the road. Great views from this Balcony ride making us want to do the whole loop even more.