Monthly Archives: August 2013

Atlantic to Bordeaux

Many Europeans have raved to us about the Atlantic coast from La Palmyre to Royan, but for us it was the stretch from Soulac-sur-Mer southwards to Lacanau which delivered. The beaches became less manicured, the bike paths quieter, each town … Continue reading

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Sand dunes and pine trees

You always have to be careful with alternative routes… We read on the Velodyssey site that the 1km bridge over the Seudre river was dangerous, with the cycle route narrow and separated from fast traffic only by some very low … Continue reading

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A new bike!

With Rosie’s friend Grace joining us in just one week (Rosie and Tom barely able to contain their excitement) we needed to free up a seat on the quad tandem and extend our tent/sleeping capacity. Although EV1 from La Rochelle … Continue reading

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Velodyssey

OMG it bucketed down this morning! What a predictable welcome to the Atlantic! The kids were allowed some rare iPad game time as we stayed snuggled up in our tent, but eventually our appetites got the better of us. We … Continue reading

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3000km!

We are committed to keeping this blog as a keepsake for our family and for the enjoyment of our followers, but the other iPad stuff is a chore we would rather live without. As well as using them for homeschool … Continue reading

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Le Thouet a velo continues

We’re under a bit of pressure to be in Bordeaux to meet Rosie’s friend Grace in 12 days. This changes things. Obliged to press on when we feel like resting, we have limited time for homeschool and our budget and … Continue reading

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Le Thouet a velo

Day 1 – Saumur to Thouars Whoever designed the EV6 cycle route from Montsoreau to Saumur was overly proud of the regional troglodyte heritage, with twists and turns everywhere to explore subterranean dwellings. Interesting but frustrating cycling. Once that was … Continue reading

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