Brilliant! Â We’ve stopped overnight in BesanÃ§on, the point at which the current trip south crosses the route of the June Bike Trip. Â I was looking forward to this, particularly after the cycling trip this weekend.
I know its just a strip of tarmac/gravel/whatever, but to actually see something that you’ll cycling over in about three and a half months time and after about 800 miles of cycling, is actually quite exciting. Â Thinking of the 600 miles we’ve travelled in the car in 2 days to get to this point, and relating it to cycling at least that distance to get back here again by bike, it seems like an amazing journey and coincidence.
I can confirm that as the cycle route follows the loop of the Doube River through BesanÃ§on, it turns from smooth tarmac to cobbles! Â That should be interesting after 800 miles in the saddle!
I took a couple of pictures tonight, will try and upload them in the next couple of days once I’ve got the camera connected to the laptop and internet sorted.
We took a leisurely walk around the town this evening, surprised to find such a big hill in the middle with the old castle on top. Â Don’t think I’ll be going up there on the bike when we return! Â Managed to find a charming little authentic French restaurant, at which I consumed a chicken salad and a goodly measure of red wine. Â Excellent!