Saturday, 11 June 2011

FRANCE - DAY 7

CYCLE TEAM.......

................FOLLOWED BY PETER

IN THE SHADE AS WE GOT TO OUTSKIRTS OF DINAN

RIVER ROAD DINAN

VIADUCT WE CROSSED  ON ENTRY TO DINAN

OUR NEW TWO NIGHT HOME - CAMPSITE DINAN
Day seven was an A to B day.....a travel day. After two nights at the campsite near Mont St Michel it was now time to move on again. The plan was to head for the town of Dinan. We had heard that this was an interesting place to head for as it had lots of history.
The day was another of those very hot days when you only dare stop if you can get under some shade...It was fine as long as you were cycling along as the act of moving forward helped to create a breeze which in turn kept you cooled. However...when you stopped..phew..!  HOT.
We had some initial difficulty finding our correct route.....Peter likes to know exactly where he is at any time on the map whereas my system is more basic. I just like to go on instinct, on the basis that every road and turn will end up taking you somewhere.....anyway, the result of our joint efforts plus some sprinkling of GPS meant that for the first few miles we seemed to travel in a big loop before eventually heading off in the right direction.
The route when we found it was really quite straightforward just following a couple of roads for the entire distance.We found another nice Cafe/bar for lunch with the proprietor showing us a safe place for us to put our bikes out of the heat of the sun.
When I got to the outskirts of Dinan I pulled over and waited for the others (in the shade)......First to come by was a cycling team followed not far behind by Peter...five minutes later Mike and Chris arrived. We then all headed down a hill and before we knew it we were all cycling across a massive viaduct. This was a very high structure and gave us a fantastic view up and down the river.
First stop in town was the tourist information office to enquire about campsites.....and eventually we were heading along the river road in the direction of one of the nearest campsites....
It wasn't easy to find and we seemed to finish the day as we started....cycling around in what seemed to be a bit of a circle before we arrived at the days destination.
The plan here was to follow a similar plan as at previous sites...stay over for two nights giving us a full day the next day to explore the town......


TO BE CONTINUED.........

3 comments:

Mell said...

i love to read your story about your travel.
You do that all on the bicycle?
Xx liefs

GINETAS BIKERS. said...

gracias trevor,abrazos y que bonita ruta por la france,nos vemos!!!

Mr. Paparazzo said...

You traveled a very nice place!
I enjoy your reports!