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by bretonbikes
28 Feb 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Velodysee - Baggage transporting?
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Velodysee - Baggage transporting?

first night at Huelgoat, then, Gouarec, Pontivy, Josselin and Rochfort en Terre. Train back to Morlaix, then easy cycle back to Roscoff. Hotels we use on that route - All good, all cheap. Huelgoat - Hotel du Lac Gouarec - U2U me as I know lots of options) Pontivy - Hotel L'Europe - magnificant plac...
by bretonbikes
9 Feb 2020, 8:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??

It's a fabulous area to cycle - very 'untouristy' so be a bit aware that you may have to cover a few miles between watering holes and carry emergency grub. When I led a group there a few years back we had 90 kmh headwinds and managed 10 km one day - mostly on foot...
by bretonbikes
6 Feb 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??

I wondered just when Geoff would appear with a 'plug' for his site at Gouarec. And why not? he does help an awful lot of cyclists. Happy days, Ah be fair - I didn't say where it was ;-) Currently looking in disbelief at the site as at the beginning of February the grass is growing fast but it's too...
by bretonbikes
6 Feb 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??

Just one thing - you say you'll rough camp the whole way - but just as an aside you might like to try some of the smaller Municipal sites and the like - ours is only 6€ and we're not an exception. You'll get a hot shower and company in most stops even if you just do it every so often;-)
by bretonbikes
26 Jan 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

So medium, I guess you are not keen on doing it on your own? Good luck finding some companies that do supported trips, and have fun doing some other supported trip if you are unable to find any for this specific route. "Feel the fear and do it anyway" It's weird. I've happily organised an...
by bretonbikes
25 Jan 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

Isn't there a poster on here called BretonBikes? Iirc he has bike hire and a campsite. Plus runs organised and custom arranged cycling tours. No connection with him but when I was investigating a family tour in brittany he was very helpful indeed without any commercial outcome for that help. Who kn...
by bretonbikes
22 Jan 2020, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in France - book ahead?
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Touring in France

My wife and I are thinking of doing some touring around Normandy and Brittany this summer. We haven't cycle toured for many years and previously we have camped. However we are planning on using hotels and B&Bs this time. We are aiming to go either 2-3rd or 3-4th weeks of August, cycling from Ca...
by bretonbikes
15 Jan 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Adventurous road in France
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Adventurous road in France

mattheus wrote:I think that bit is called Cirque du Litor. It is pretty special!

(a bonus is that the climb up to the Soulor from there is rather tame)


We did the Soulor first which is a good move - great snack/restaurant at the top of the Aubisque;-)
by bretonbikes
15 Jan 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Adventurous road in France
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Adventurous road in France

My favourite road is a bit more prosaic - the saddle between the Aubisque and Soulor - magical especially as you can see most of it cut into the rock face all the time you are riding. I've done it a couple of times when it was 'closed' with boulders and chunks of ice which is even more exciting;-) s...
by bretonbikes
14 Jan 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 1499

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Be like on eof those wonderful moments as you arrive at customs after a 2 week cycletour and the customs official says "could you just open those bags please";-)

One advantage of brexit;-)
by bretonbikes
14 Jan 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 1499

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

I ignore fashion, and happily wear socks with sandals. How can you get that manly stripey sandal tan if you wear socks? :D Trouble is that no socks means that my sandals are totally unprotected from the disgusting smell that my feet are capable of generating. Same goes for cycling shoes. Many years...
by bretonbikes
8 Jan 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France

Oh, all right then, Breton: I've ridden past the Josselin lump so many times that I just don't notice it any more. Arriving in to Joss from the west we turn left then right to visit the boulangerie and buy breakfast; then turn right over the bridge and have coffee in Le Triskel - the previous night...
by bretonbikes
7 Jan 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France

Dartmouth? Will that mean Plymouth to Roscoff? Roscoff - Morlaix - Carhaix - Nantes Brest Canal to Nantes. Train home. Alternatively Portsmouth-St Malo, and routes south from there. Off-road for 98% of the time so stress free; easy riding, and enough to see for a first trip. Camp sites everywhere (...
by bretonbikes
19 Dec 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: La Velodyssee

You may find this helpful for the bit from Nantes - if you need any other advice feel free to U2U - https://www.bretonbikes.com/homepage/cy ... n-brittany
by bretonbikes
16 Dec 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: Example...

Morlaix to Carhaix ex railway section... 28mm better I would have thought ? The worse bits are probably the sections from Carhaix to Morlaix - Kate's tourer is on 28's and she walked some sections - I could manage on 35's - the road runs parallel along a lot of it and I usually take this and as the...