Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eurovelo 6 – Day 13 – Bourbon-Lancy to Montceau-les-Mines

Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Note: Video clips included today! Click on the link beneath the map, then the link to ‘all pictures and videos’ beneath the map on the following page to find them. How to describe today? I’m not sure I have sufficient command of the English language to describe it. Raptures of pleasure perhaps? Let… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 12 – Nevers to Bourbon-Lancy

Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Less than enjoyable today, but can’t blame the weather, or the countryside. Self-inflicted pain unfortunately. Last night we went out to eat as usual, but being Saturday night we thought we’d allow ourselves an extra drink or two. We found a little Italian restaurant down a back street, or it could have been… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 11 – Briare to Nevers

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today could be defined by wind, quaint towns, wind, French men with trailers, wind, and the odd beer. This morning started very chilly and threatening rain. Why is it that when you look out the window first thing in the morning and the sun is shining, but no sooner have you got ready… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 10 – Orléans to Briare

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today has just been a very pleasant ride. Not necessarily the best weather, we seemed to spend the entire day dodging showers. Only got caught in one, but managed to shelter under some trees so didn’t get too damp in the process. For some reason the rain generally appeared to threaten and then… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 9 – Amboise to Orléans

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today has been about the sky. Sometimes you can spend all your time looking at the landscape, of which the sky comprises half, but only be looking at the land. Today, the sky took centre stage. Over lunch, I likened it to what ought to be an often used metaphor – a flotilla… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 8 – Langeais to Amboise

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map A lovely start to the day for a change, the sun shining and little puffy clouds in the sky. Perfect for taking our first proper Chateau tour, around Chateau du Langeais. A lovely little place started in the middle ages, and at one time occupied by Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart)…. Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 7 – Saumur to Langeais

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Looks like getting up late is becoming a feature of this trip. Today, it was about 9:30 before we were washed and dressed. The day started grey and drizzly, so we decided it would be a good idea to visit the Chateau in Saumur before we left. The hotel were awkward about extending… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 6 – Angers to Saumur

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today was exactly what we had been expecting of the Loire Valley, and promises to get even better over the next couple of days. We are finally travelling through notable wine country, and whilst vineyards are still thin on the ground along the banks of the river, it’s very obvious they are there… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 5 – Nantes to Angers

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map At last the technology seems to have a relatively good day. Just one minor wobble, when it decided that we’d traveled about 10 miles off the route and back for the fun of it. Please ignore! Today was our first day of rain. Last night there were showers before we got to bed,… Read more »

Eurovelo 6 – Day 4 – St. Nazaire to Nantes

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Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today is in three parts, only two of which were optional, the third created by the mischeavous technology. The first map and pictures was the post-breakfast walking tour. Right next to our hotel was the most impressive concrete construction – something that Blowfeld from James Bond would have been most envious of. The… Read more »