Arrondissement d’Alençon

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  • Day34


    August 4 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Mercredi, 4 août 2021
    Après notre dernière nuit en bord de mer, nous voici en direction “maison". Nous arrivons peu après 13h au joli bourg Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe, qui offre de très belles places pour cc. Une promenade autour du lac et pour découvrir le village, nous occupe en fin d'après-midi.
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  • Day23

    Cycling to Bagnoles de L'Orne

    September 12, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After initially riding through even more natural park we came across the very imposing Chateau de Carrougues. It was certainly something worthy of further exploration, so we left the road and ventured inside. In the meantime David and Carol had remained behind at our lunch stop to try to put some more charge in Carol's battery. When the battery was finally charged they somehow managed to ride right past the Chateau without even seeing it.

    After walking around the Chateau we resumed our ride to Bagnoles de L'Orne. When we arrived we were somewhat surprised to find that the town was a huge tourist resort, complete with casinos and many large hotels. Our hotel bore the rather strange name of Spa du Beryl, but we were very happy to discover that it was quite a luxury establishment. Maggie and I were even more thrilled to find that our room was one of those that faced the beautiful ornamental lake. The views were spectacular. We could almost pretend that we were wealthy.
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  • Day4


    May 18, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Changed plans for today as everything booked up by motorcycle fans coming to the Le Mans GP.
    Before we left Honfleur we had a last walk down to the harbour to eat Pain au Chocolat and drink our 4.80 euro a cup coffees! So it was at 11am before we set off to fill up with petrol where we met a group of English classic car owners. We were charged over £130 to fill up the tank at the automatic pump then some time next week we will get a refund of the difference between what it actually cost and £130 which I think is a rip off. I hear Asda UK are going to try the idea 😀
    Now we are in Alencon 85 miles from last nights stop. The centre of town is quite pretty but we found nearly everywhere closes early on a Friday which is weird. However we did find a nice market and a really good Algerian restaurant where we had a great meal.
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    I think that might mean that I wouldn’t use Asda any more!

  • Day72

    Ein geschlossener Zeltplatz

    June 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Heute ist nicht viel Spannendes passiert. Den Nachmittag bin ich auf einer Landstraße durch Wälder gefahren. Aber es war immer noch sehr hügelig.
    Ich hatte mir im Internet einen Campingplatz rausgesucht und bin dann auch zu diesem gefahren. Als ich bei ankam bekam ich mit das der gerade nicht bewirtschaftet wird. Da das aber einfach eine Wiese, die durch Hecken in Felder unterteilt wurde, war, stellte ich mich dann trotzdem einfach rauf. Ich wusste ich könnte diesen Berg jetzt nicht mehr hochfahren, den ich runter gefahren war, um den Zeltplatz zu erreichen. Und des Weiteren hatte ich hier eine Sitzgelegenheit, Strom und Wasser.
    Zum Abendbrot machte ich mir mal wieder einen Nudelsalat, der leider nicht so gut wurde wie der letzte.

    Strecke: 109,18
    Fahrtzeit: 4:59
    durchschnittl.-Geschw.: 21,88
    max. Geschw.: 54,96
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  • Day9

    La Michaudière

    June 15, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Í dag heimsóttum við hestabúgarð sem sérhæfir sig í stórum vagnhestum.
    Byrjuðum á að fá að klappa þeim. Risastórir ljúflingar.
    Síðan var borinn fram matur. Þar sem við tölum ekki Frönsku og engin talaði ensku þá vorum við ekki alveg klár á því hvað væri í matinn. Skildum þó að í forrétt gátum við valið á milli þriggja rétta, kjötpate, fiskipate og einhvers annars sem við skildum ekki svo við völdum kjötpate. Þriðji rétturinn reyndist vera einhverskonar pylsa.
    Í aðalrétt var að við höldum svínakjöt með kartöflumús og aprikósusósu. Með matnum var vatn, rauðvín og eplasíder. Það var líka fordrykkur á undan.
    Borðfélagar okkar höfðu mjög gaman af því hvað við skildum bara ekki neitt.
    Í eftirrétt voru ostar og cremburle.
    Eftir matinn var svo sýning. Þar sem þessir risa hastar sýndu alskonar listir. Einnig voru smáhestar, asnar og ein kom ríðandi á nauti.
    Stórgóður dagur.
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  • Day14

    Alencon to Bagnoles-de-L'Orne. 56 km

    September 18, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Today we found the hills!!! 56 km and it was up and down virtually the whole way. Good for what ails ya! But not so good for the knees 😲. We think that'll be the worst of it 🤞.

    Lovely sunshine all morning 🌞 and tho it cooled, the rain never materialized. We stopped to put on, and take off layers 26 times (or so it seemed). Lots of riding thru forests today...very nice.

    A flock of small sheep joined us for lunch.
    Chateau Carrouges very impressive tho we didn't go inside. Lots of those on the Loire later ☺️.

    Staying in Bagnoles de La"Orne. Thermal baths are its claim to fame...a French Baden-Baden but doesn't hold a candle. Pretty phoney really. Totally different from anywhere else we've been. Happy with our hotel tho... not so much with our dinner. Had the house specialty...smoked sausage on a spit (more like smoked s**t on a stick) 😛. So not all French food gets a 👍.
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Arrondissement d’Alençon, Arrondissement d'Alencon