Pauline Pootles around Europe travel blog

Yummy fruit salad and baked apples for breakfast

Sculpture in breakfast room

Outside the barn where bikes kept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter who rode with us for awhile


Overview

Another lovely day of cycling, mostly along the Doubs valley A yummy breakfast in the chambre D'Hotes then some bike cleaning and maintenance before we set off. Mostly along the canals and rivers with a bit across country thru villages. Met a guy (Peter) along the way who cycled with us to Besançon. Checked into appt hotel and were pleased to find a washing machine. No hand washing tonight!! Besançon seems to have interesting architecture. Nice feel to the city.

Route

Dole, then on to Besançon via the EuroVelo route 6, along canals, the Saone and the Doubs.

Distance

70km

Weather

Sunny and quite hot at times. Thunderstorm as we entered Besançon but luckily it went behind the mountain and we missed it

Breakfast

Delicious breakfast included in room rate. Poached egg, fresh fruit salad, fresh orange juice, baked apples, ham, cheese, joghurt ( croissant , bread and jams also for Leanne )

Morning tea

None

Lunch

Picnic at a lock avoiding mosquitoes!!

Dinner

Stir fry takeaway. Really yummy!!! €10 including a drink

Accommodation

Apartment hotel. Managed a load of washing in a machine . Yeh! €75

Highlights

Missing the rain

Lowlights

None... Although we did ride a longer day than expected.

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