Ride Day 28 – Merzig to Luxembourg 71 km – 1047m

We are now entering the fat burning stage of the trip. None of this namby pamby cruising along rivers and canals for a while. We have swapped to the overland river to river system. Saar, over to Mosel and over again to Alzette. There were some shocking inclines on this and there was a lot …

Ride Day 27 – Zetting to Merzig – 71 km

We started out from Zetting on just a perfect morning – smooth riding, sunny, coolish, pretty little towns and river banks, very peaceful with the odd fast cyclists out for the usual Sunday morning rides. Perfect. We had been served a good breakfast but no Croissants đŸ˜¦ Last photos from France. The village in which …

Ride Day 26 – Niderviller to Zetting – 81 km

This will be the last full day of riding in France. A day of unusual sights and total wilderness along with a reminder just how close to the border we are. We set off from Niderviller with the aim of locating food for the ride. There are very few villages before the big empty stretch …

Ride 25 – Strasbourg to Niderviller – 73 km

Due to terrible internet, this is a day late! We were both quite happy to leave Strasbourg. Another very large city which Julie thought a cross between Paris and Colmar. Very busy and at times, chaotic. We managed to stay on one of the busiest roads into the city and close to a set of …

Ride Day 24 – Barr to Strasbourg – 50 km

With only 50 km to ride today, we decided to take the luxury option of having breakfast in the hotel. Many places have breakfast included whereas others charge an extra fee. This has varied between €7 in the country locations, hitting €14 to €20 in others. We set off around 10 after Duncan’s work commitments. …

Ride Day 23 – Colmar to Barr – 56 km

Someone switched off the heater and switched on the tap. Rained all night and was still drizzling when we left Colmar. Amazing that when you are living with high 30s everyday and it drops to 20, everyone gets their jeans and coats on. Just like at home. Colmar was a very pretty town with plenty …

Ride Day 22 – Mulhouse to Colmar – 61km

Well, the Tour obviously had difficulties with the weather and reduced their ride. We increased ours. We were ready to leave when a thunderstorm hit Mulhouse. Lightning and heavy rain hit about 9.15. Finally eased at 10, with another block coming in. We set off in the “gap” between the storms. On the left in …

Ride Day 20 – Besançon to Geney – 73km

When organising accommodation for this trip, it wasn’t always easy finding a place that fitted in with the daily kms. Today was one of those. When downloading the route to Ride With GPS Duncan was concerned that at the end of a long day, did we really want a 5km climb. We agreed there wasn’t …

Ride Day 19 – Dole to Besançon – 61km

Just over the half way mark, approx 1200 km. Turning out to be the best riding so far on this trip and would go as far as to say, best riding of all trips for scenery, flat smooth paths, all off road and quiet. We set off at a decent hour – averaging 9.30am mostly. …

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