After breakfast and perhaps over supplying a little judging by our pack weight it was time to get started. We used our free bus pass once more to get right to the foot of the climb saving half an hour of walking, then it was up, up, up....steeply. We may only have been climbing to 1650m at the Col de Voza, but the track was severe.
Yet the treat of the day was the wonderful B&B, gite Alabert, right on the GR5 we decided to check the price at around 5pm. With tired legs and a reasonable price for a wonderful, balcony room overlooking the mountains, we decided to stop there and then and have our rest day in extra comfort. We may still be an hour away from Les Contamines but after a hot shower and lying in a spacious double bed after 8 days of continuous trekking, my bones confirm it is 100% the right choice.
For more pictures of our adventure click here for our Google album