Day 58 - Basel to Strasbourg, 87 milesJune 12, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C
Not surprisingly didn't feel brilliant when I woke up so big breakfast and number of strong coffees where needed! Left the hostel with no real plan apart from to head north on the French side of the Rhine and see how I go.
After getting the first hour out the way in light drizzle I felt ok and with a nice breeze from behind and a completely flat ride I started to eat into the miles. With nothing to really see along the route apart from the odd village I thought I'd press on to see if I could reach Strasbourg. All was going well until the 73rd mile and first puncture of the trip. Can't really complain after nearly 2000 miles!
Quick change of inner tube and Strasbourg was reached after one more downpour. Strasbourg no d city but not a huge amount going on. I've heard the Rhine route gets more interesting the further north you go. Fingers crossed as after the mountains of Switzerland in the sun the flat of the Rhine in the rain could get pretty boring pretty quick.Read more