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Gien

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  • Day4

    Day 4: 108km

    July 5, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We left Alan's place at about 10:30, to continue heading south to the river la Loire which has a big Eurovelo route and everyone says is amazing. We stopped in the next village to have some more breakfast and get baguettes. The boulangeries are amazing! So many delicious pastries breads and cakes! We sat by a nice river and made quick friends with the local ducks. After about 20km we found the river! Not really any need for a map now for the next few days I think as it is all fully sign posted. There are many more tourers here although we are along the few going the other direction, most people are heading to Nantes, the beach.

    This bike path is amazing, almost always flat, almost always bike only. You see the river, the farms, adorable cottages, small forests. It's really nice!

    We saw a beautiful cattle in sully sur Loire. Beautiful! And i had a raspberry gelato, delicious!

    I contacted another warm shower host which we hoped to meet at 80km but she was unavailable. So we kept going to a campsite, but not in the village we were in, so again we pushed on to reach 108km and a really nice camp site! The last 20km were tough. I'm getting sick of riding (for the day) my right elbow is sore (I broke it when I was 7, so any weight makes it hurt) mostly my muscles at the back of my heels hurt. I'm going to try adjusting my seat and handle bars, maybe Google riding posture or something. My neck was also stiff! So of course after studying tropical medicine I have meningitis. Or more likely just from being in the same position all day. I never would have foreseen these problems, the furtherst i have cycled before was 24km. The joy of being novices.
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    I think you may need a rest, don't overdo it or you could injure yourself. I hope u are sleeping with money & passport under you head. Love hearing about your travels. Travel safe, say 'hi' to Michelle. Love you to moon & back. Mum

    7/6/16Reply

    The furtest you have cycled before is 24 km!! Omg Lisa...stay safe and healthy and listen to you mum :) xxx iris

    7/6/16Reply

    Haha, 108 km vs 24 km is a big difference. I love reading about this adventure. Yes, stay safe. :) Laurie

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  • Day18

    beessies

    June 6, 2019 in France

    We fietsen weer verder, soms met een stevige wind tegen. Het fietspad gaat een stuk van de Loire af en we spreken af dat wanneer het pad weer terug is bij de Loire, we lekker aan de waterkant gaan zitten voor een broodje. Wanneer het zover is valt er weinig aan de waterkant te zitten. We fietsen op een dijkje, een stuk van de Loire vandaan. Dan zijn we bijna bij Gien, een stadje aan de andere kant van de Loire. Een van de weinige bootjes te zien bij de Loire, een platbodem ligt hier behoorlijk op het droge waar je op de achtergrond Gien ziet. In de buurt van de brug vinden we bankjes en een picknicktafel aan de waterkant. We stoppen, komen in gesprek met twee Belgen en worden vervolgens belaagd door een massa kleine vliegjes/torretjes. Hier willen we zo niet zitten.Read more

  • Day50

    Gien

    July 2, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Fin de la Loire à vélo pour nous, demain on prend le train pour Nevers et Marion nous assure le transport des vélos et des bagages!

    Françoise Gourret

    Charly a grandi!! je vais les trouver changer au retour à Concarneau

    7/4/20Reply
    Françoise Gourret

    Endroit idéal pour le pic nique

    7/4/20Reply

    Avec de la bière locale !! [Cecile]

    7/5/20Reply
     

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Gien, Жиан, ジアン, Жијан, 45500, Жјен, Жіан, 然镇

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