The adventure has started! Armed with their bicycles the "superalper" left l'Argentiere-la-Bessee cheered by the local mayor and the representatives of the most important NGOs for the protection of the Alps from all alpine countries. After a physically demanding climb to Pallon (1250 m), we enjoyed a beautiful descent to Mont Dauphin in the impressive valley of Durance.
A quick transfer by train to Gap was followed by a visit to the city by public bus (which is free of charge like all public transport in Gap).
We were welcomed by the mayor and his team and exchanged views of past, present and future activities of Gap as former Alpine City of the Year. At the end of the day another train took us to Chambéry where we could enjoy the local couisine.