Photo Blog: Mine-Recce of St Malo to Nice
France has the reputation for being one of the most cycle friendly countries in Europe. We recently embarked on a recce of the iconic St Malo to Nice route known as Channel to Med
We got about a quarter of it done in the short time that we had. And it was a wonderful time. The feeling of being respected as a cyclist was very enjoyable. At no point are you made to feel an annoyance becuase you are on a bike. Anyways, I write this whilst waiting for my train from Tours to Bordeaux for the next chapter (another story). Time to put together a few photos of cycling in this part of France.
|St Malo Seafront
|Beautiful Normandy Beaches
|Coffee stop at la Pointe du Grouin
|Some hotels advertise their cycle friendly approach
|Tidy french gardens
|Arrived in Fougerés on a busy Easter Saturday
|French cuisine is hard to beat!
|Lunch by the church - Easter and everywhere is shut
|Farm style Bed and Breakfast near Segré-en-Anjou Bleu (Came across this old Renault tractor from 1963)
|Greenway on a disused railway line
|First views of the Loire
|A tributary of the mighty River Loire near Segré
|Loire River near Segré
|Chalonnes-sur-Loire in the region Maine et Loire
|Some old French architecture is Disneyland like!
|The French regions of Normandy and Brittany have many great roads with little traffic
|The ride by the river to Saumur
|Mushroom beer from the Mushroom Museum (one bottle and you'll be a fun guy!)
|Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud...
|,,,This incredible abbey was a prison until 1963
|Arriving in Tours
|The People's Hostal in Tours is all about bikes (I WANT this one!)
|People's Hostal, Tours
|Post written by Paul Kennedy (Helmet Head!)