The Tour De Manche

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willem jongman
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Re: The Tour De Manche

Postby willem jongman » 2 Sep 2013, 7:25am

Looks like you are all set. The sandy stretches will overpower a road bike, but a touring bike should be OK, even if as often the widest tyres that will fit your frame will be best. We are Dutch and we live in Holland, and getting to Normandy and Brittany by train is complex. We first drove to the D Day beaches to show my son where his grandfather landed with his ship in 1944. We then drove on, and left the car beyond the bay West of St Malo because crossing the dam there by bike is tricky.
Enjoy,
Willem

les tocknell
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Re: The Tour De Manche

Postby les tocknell » 2 Sep 2013, 11:35am

You can avoid the Rance barrage (do!) by taking the voie verte or roads into Dinard and taking the ferry to St Malo. Or the other way round of course...

geocycle
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Re: The Tour De Manche

Postby geocycle » 1 May 2014, 7:30pm

I'm doing a version of this in July. Poole to Cherbourg, then a week to roscoff for Plymouth ferry. Anyone done the route recently or have B and B tips? Shame there isn't a paper map.

willem jongman
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Re: The Tour De Manche

Postby willem jongman » 4 May 2014, 11:20am

Local tourist offices will have maps of the trajectory in their region.
Willem


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