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Aurevoir France

Posted by on 4, Aug 2022 in 2022 - Camino, France, Tilly the Tandem, UK | 2 comments

Aurevoir France

Beautiful canal route from Nantes Rennes Dinan Our last coffee stop… End of the road… Our last sunset! All aboard… Au revoir 🇫🇷.. We’ve enjoyed our cycle up through France, there’s been some fabulous cities to visit -La Rochelle, Rochefort, Nantes and in particular Rennes which we would definitely like to come back to. We’ve love the cycle infrastructure once you’re away from the Spanish border. One way streets seem to always be two way for cyclists, even if they’re narrow! Cycle lanes are usually two way segregated not just a white line at the...

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Hot hot hot!

Posted by on 30, Jul 2022 in 2022 - Camino, France, Tilly the Tandem | 0 comments

Hot hot hot!

Royan Fishermans huts The floating bridge.. Bastille Day Montaigu Castle Montaigu old market hall The coastal cycle path LA Rochelle harbour 7.30 pm!! 🥵 Cooling off in the Nantes fountains at 9.30pm! If you’re a climate change denier please go into the bathroom, look in the mirror then slap yourself round the face a few times and say in Captain Mainwarings voice “Stupid boy”.  It’s getting very warm down here now and the forecast is for 39 later in the week with lows of 25 overnight, so our whole plan has changed to plot our route via Aircon hotels as a lack of sleep...

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Bonjour France!

Posted by on 21, Jul 2022 in 2022 - Camino, France, Tilly the Tandem | 1 comment

Bonjour France!

Avoiding the coastal corniche.. Our route along the coast.. Euro Velo 1 Biaritz! Bay of Biarritz Forest path /roman Road! Always the first stop of the day… Calm before the storm… Oops… Lost again! Another day, another marina… Memorial to the cockleshell hero’s. The trouble with the French border is that’s just about where the cycle track ends and the mad French drivers begin. We’ve been lulled into a false sense of security by the excellent, courteous and patient Spanish drivers and the impatient uncaring French drivers came as a real shock to us....

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Adios Espagne, Tick that off our list…

Posted by on 17, Jul 2022 in 2022 - Camino, Spain, Tilly the Tandem | 0 comments

Adios Espagne, Tick that off our list…

San Sebastian cycle pathsSan Sebastian Sea Chimes Beach artMaria Christina Bridge Spain/France border crossing…. We had two days off in San Sebastian, the 2nd because it was a wet miserable day on the first, so we added a day to see the seaside resort in the sunshine. Whilst we were staying the World Dance Championships were being held there and ‘Team England’ (why do they say it that way round? You don’t go round saying Apple Braeburn do you?) Seemed to follow us around restaurants. The thing we always struggle with in Spain is food. I know, I’m a right fussy...

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Via Verdes

Posted by on 10, Jul 2022 in 2022 - Camino, Spain, Tilly the Tandem | 0 comments

Via Verdes

Heading through the mountain gorge Old railway line via verdeWith a few old stations And tunnels And of course more glorious views Monastery at OnaLunch stopThe 3.7m tunnel Spain has a great network of Via Verdes – Greenways- old railway lines converted into multi use paths.  They are usually relatively flat and if there is an incline it’s 2% or less.  We followed one north out of Burgos on the Old Santander to the Med railway.  This was the last railway built privately in Spain and was started in 1924.  It never got finished and the project was killed by the World Bank in 1959,...

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JONNY!

Posted by on 4, Jul 2022 in 2022 - Camino, Spain, Tilly the Tandem | 1 comment

JONNY!

The long straight road…. Camino art… White Poppies.. The long and winding road! Overnight stop.. There was definitely a bit of pushing here… Still on tha Camino route… Breakfast… 😋Burgos Cathedral When Linda’s cross with me she has a way of saying Jonny that conveys her displeasure most succinctly. That’s of course the warning shot across the bow, if she pulls out the JONATHAN! Then I’m in really big trouble. Anyway, Linda used the Jonny whilst we were cycling on the main A road toward Burgos. To be fair I was zig zagging between the centre...

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