Monthly Archives: August 2015

Switzerland, Kanerkinden, 29 – 31 August 2015

I rode from Domodossola to Kanerkinden, a small village in the north of Switzerland. The route I planned took me over the Simplon pass and then followed the back roads and some one lane roads through the mountains. To use … Continue reading

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Italy, Lillianes and Domodossola, 26 – 29 August 2015

From Albertville in France I rode to Lillianes in Italy. Instead of using the freeway and going through the Mont Blanc tunnel I went over the mountains past Mont Blanc and after a million hairpin bends back down the other … Continue reading

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France, Pont du Vaux and Albertville, 19 – 25 August 2015

From Marseille I rode to Pont du Vaux a small town in the middle of France. I used the freeway because this part of France is very congested and would have taken twice as long on the back roads. On … Continue reading

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France, Marseille, 15 – 18 August 2015

I decided to take the freeway / toll road from Arles to Marseille thinking that it would be faster. It was fine until I got to a toll plaza where you take a ticket, 3 lanes open out into 20 … Continue reading

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France, Arles, 12 – 14 August 2015

Short ride to Arles from Millau, traffic jams at the roundabouts along the coast road, this part of France is very crowded during the school holidays. Arles (pronounced Arl) an ancient city where Van Gogh did some painting and it … Continue reading

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France, Millau Viaduct, 11 August 2015

I rode to Millau for one reason only, to see the Viaduct. To get here I used back roads through the mountains, best ride so far, 178 km in 3 hours. One and a bit lane roads, no traffic and … Continue reading

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France, Carcassonne, 08 – 10 August 2015

Short ride from Toulouse to Carcassonne but there was a traffic jam (Saturday) starting about 20 km out of the town. I was staying in a village nearby ¬†so I took to the back roads and bypassed the mess. My … Continue reading

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France, Toulouse, 05 – 07 August 2015

Followed the Route des Vins for a part of the way to Toulouse, non stop Chateaux, beautiful countryside, very little traffic and no trucks, last 70 km into Toulouse was a 4 lane road. Toulouse, population 1.3 million also known … Continue reading

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France, Bordeaux, 02 – 04 August 2015

I rode from Nantes to Bordeaux on the secondary roads as usual, easy ride, hardly any traffic and no trucks but many villages and towns, fine and warm weather now heading south. Bordeaux¬†– population 800,000, wine capital of the world … Continue reading

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France, Nantes, 30 July – 01 August 2015

I rode to Nantes from Caen via Mont Saint-Michel hoping to have a quick look around the island but alas so did about a million other people. You have to leave your vehicle in a car park miles away and … Continue reading

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