Leaving Lamoura behind we get our first taste of tour traffic. Only one way off the mountain and thousands wanting to get to the next stage. We are sitting still for about half an hour before the traffic starts to move. Luckily, once it's moving it is steady. So far the days have been blistering hot but, today we get our fist rain and boy does it come down. Not just a little storm but lightning too. We are one small part of a large snake of cars, campers, cyclists, motorbikes, and tour buses weaving our way down this very narrow twisty road to the valley below. At one point a dozen or so tour vehicles are escorted by moto-police down the other side of the road. Now we have two full lanes of traffic heading down this road. Then mayhem as a camper is coming up. Oops, everybody squeezes just a little bit closer for a moment. Whew. We make it off the mountain, through Geneva and back into France. I forget where we have dinner but, it's somewhere in Switzerland before going through Geneva, if I remember later I'll add it in.
Morzine is a bigger stage in terms of the size of the mountains so we need to get there ASAP. More people will be gathering on the climb. This finish is a HC climb, highest classification. The actual finish is at Avoriaz but, we are not interested in being trapped on the mountain all day, tomorrow night we are due in Interlaken, Switzerland.
We drive around Morzine for a while trying to find a spot to camp. Tonight we have to settle for a slope amongst a crowd of others doing the same.