Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

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Isotonicake
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Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Postby Isotonicake » 19 Jun 2017, 1:48pm

We're heading next week to cycle from Dijon to Montpellier over the course of 11 days on the bike camping on route.

Has anyone cycled this route before and got any pointers / things to make sure we don't pass on by?

Ta

bg
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Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Postby bg » 19 Jun 2017, 3:46pm

Hi

I don't like the River Rhone route. I would prefer to stay to the west of Lyon but it is not flat.
My favourite area would be the Ardeche, Uzes, Pont du Gard then on to Nimes.

Also it is going to be hot!

Isotonicake
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Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Postby Isotonicake » 19 Jun 2017, 5:10pm

Is there any particular reason your don't like the river route? Too flat / too boring / too Industrial?

bg
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Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Postby bg » 19 Jun 2017, 5:17pm

Yes found it flat and boring.

psmiffy
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Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Postby psmiffy » 19 Jun 2017, 8:40pm

bg wrote:Yes found it flat and boring.


And it is still not a joined up "River route" that said there are some interesting places along there

I'd second bg - Ardeche et. all.