Channel to the Med

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
JohnWL
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Channel to the Med

Postby JohnWL » 2 Sep 2017, 11:17am

I did this - from Ouistreham to Cagnes sur Mer - last May. I had never cycled in France and it was great - the roads, drivers, food, wine and most of all the scenery.

I had intended to do it solo and unsupported, credit card touring, not camping, as I did LEJOG, but a friend recommended Peak Tours so I booked with them, and am very glad I did. We had a great group , 21 of us, aged 40 - 84. It took us 14 days and the organisation and support were faultless.

Most were club cyclists and/or keen tourers. I am neither, and the only cycle touring I had done before is LEJOG, as my main cycling is commuting; so any reasonably fit person can do it. I found the hills easier than LEJOG as whilst there is far more climbing the gradients are less and you just get used to spending an hour or two spinning up a climb.

If anyone is thinking of doing it I'd highly recommend it. More detail on my blog:

http://www.jlinwoodblog.wordpress.com

John

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Re: Channel to the Med

Postby Audax67 » 2 Sep 2017, 2:00pm

Well done!
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Channel to the Med

Postby robgul » 2 Sep 2017, 8:23pm

Why not send your blog to www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk to include in the Journals section?

Rob

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Re: Channel to the Med

Postby JohnWL » 2 Sep 2017, 10:00pm

Thanks Rob, will do.

John