France en Velo - Channel to Med - Completed

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by mikey951r, 21 Jul 2019.

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  1. mikey951r

    mikey951r Über Member

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    Newark on Trent
  2. CarlP

    CarlP La-Dee-Rhum-Buckedee-Ni-Ni-Nooo

    I’ve bookmarked that for a read later.
     
  3. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

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    Hampshire UK
    on to it now!! Cheers
     
  4. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

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    Hampshire UK
    fabulous. very jealous. I have done a different route from M2M and loved it too

    Scorchio!
     
  5. alicat

    alicat Legendary Member

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    Staffs
    Nice read, Mikey! Thank you.
     
  6. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

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    Near Newmarket
    Really enjoyed reading that- thanks. That heat must have been brutal.
     
  7. netman

    netman Senior Member

    Great write up! Really enjoyed it and am suitably inspired... thanks!
     
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Well done! :smile:
    I tackled that one a few years ago but had to give up due to the heat and returned to the north coast of France for a coastal tour instead.
     
  9. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

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    Nr Cambridge
    You must have got a good cyclists sun tan.
     
  10. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

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    Yorkshire
    Nice one :okay:
    If only I could convince my mate to join me on two wheels.
     
  11. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Bloviating Windbag

    Great writeup and well done for making it through that heat!
    I loved touring in France, completely different pace of life. And the mid-morning boulangerie raids :hungry:
     
  12. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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    Midlands
    A good read, I would have completely melted when it hit 32 degrees.
     
  13. HobbesOnTour

    HobbesOnTour Über Member

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    The Netherlands
    Great writeup. Lots of useful info & details. Well done! (I found the situation with the tubeless tyres particularly interesting).
    France on a bike is a totally different proposition to France by any other means of transport - in a good way!
    It can be pricey - but it's all relative. I've cycled rural areas in Germany where villages have no shops at all. After 3 or 4 with no facilities France and its €3 cokes becomes more attractive ^_^.
    However, I do recall rolling into a campsite in the southwest of France and being declined. Before I could work up some righteous indignation, the campsite operator explained that they were very expensive and pointed out a couple of places within a short distance that would probably suit me better. In hindsight I prefer to think that he was being helpful rather than avoiding lowering the tone of his campsite :blush:. In fairness, the next place was half his price.
     
  14. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Veteran

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    Northamptonshire
    Excellent read, a really honest and interesting account of your tour. It certainly sounded like a test dealing with the heat, my tour in Spain was in similar temperatures and it certainly takes its toll - and I was riding without luggage.
    This sounds like a fantastic tour, you have whetted my appetite.
     
  15. CarlP

    CarlP La-Dee-Rhum-Buckedee-Ni-Ni-Nooo

    Enjoyed that.
     
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