|Country, Title:||France : 2009 Manche-Med|
|Provided by:||Sheila Simpson|
|Web Album address:||picasaweb.google.com/sheila.nighthawk.simpson/MancheMed2009#|
Classic tour from Caen to Mediterranean, using the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, returning by Bike Bus from Montpellier. Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc. WW2 sites, ch?teaux, mediaeval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for moderately fit cyclists, most ages. Moderate pace, 45-100kmpd (average 70).
The tour takes place annually. In 2009 it was very similar to the original route, with 15 days cycling (of which 4 are half days), via the Jonte Gorges and the Cevennes and visiting the Abime de Bramabiau and Cirque de Navacelles.
Two sets of photos from Sheila Simpson and Francis Cooke
Updated: 8th June 2010