The Alps

Arrived late afternoon (Friday) in La Chambre. Just in time to scope out the two major climbs that start inside the town.
Here's a picture of the Col de la Madeline high up above the streets.
I'm staying at the Ibis Budget Hotel which appears to have 50% road cyclist occupancy. They have a room for bikes to be stored in. The round-a-bout outside the front door has two signs - one for the Col de Madeleine and one for the Col de la Croix de Fer. So that's a total of 2996m of climbing available from the carpark...