It was inevitable really that this last bit of the journey would be a bit of chore. Leaving the Canal du Midi took us up through Bordeaux, along the edge of the Dordogne towards the Loire and then north to Dieppe. The landscape varies between the rolling hills of Bordeaux and the Dordogne and the flat agricultural terrain of central France. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this part of France, plus the sun shone and the roads were quiet, but I was getting homesick. More>>
August 18, 2010
82 – Central/Northern France and Brighton
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No planes, no trains, no automobilesApril 20th 2010, we left Brighton for a 3 and a half month cycle tour round Europe on a tandem - starting in Dieppe, France and heading north through Belgium, Holland and into Germany, with a few days off in Berlin. Then over to Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, down through Hungary and Slovenia and into Croatia. From there we headed into Italy and crossed the Alps into southern France, cycling through Provence and along the Canal du Midi towards the west of the country. Our final stretch of the tour took us north through Bordeaux and the Dordogne to the Loire, before we crossed the Loire into northern France and back to Dieppe. We covered a total of 4,450 miles (7,160 km) and our legs hurt...
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