Lully, Lyon, Le Lot, L’Atlantique and lots more... travel blog

Not long after starting today we pass a chateau on the other...

Skirt around a nuclear power station

No lack of tomatoes in the area

Quite a few left behind

Lots of road types today., including rock walled roads between villages

Some of the route Was confusing. Can we ride here or not????!

Tom stops and tries some of the corn. Conclusion: it’s for the...

Little back roads with high hedges

Busy roads with fun school crossings ( yes we ignored the no...

Roads with separated bike lanes

Time to stop for a yummy plat du jour

We are now on the last stage of ViaRhona into Lyon

Only 10km into Lyon and we are right next to the Rhône...

We arrive at the apartment and immediately settle into the bar next...

Day 5


- again a variety of very busy roads (luckily not for long each time)

- Route was quite clearly marked but as we approached Lyon the signposts disappeared for about 10km. Luckily I had the gpx route on my phone so we mostly avoided main roads.

- Nice riding thru the huge park on outskirts of Lyon , but has to keep our wits about us as the signposting g was difficult to see and understand at times

- VERY steep climb to our accommodation in Croix Rousse.

- Lovely apartment overlooking a large square.

- AirBnb host Nicholas welcomed us well with all the local neighbourhood info

- delighted to have a washing machine in the apartment, for our cycling clothes

Accommodation €80 for 2 per night

Lovely Airbnb apartment ( old silk weaver’s apartment with very high ceilings to accommodate the high looms) in the ‘trendy’ Crois Rousse area of Lyon

- delighted to arrive in Lyon and have a couple of days of rest and exploring the city

Distance Today: 80km Distance Total: 341 km


Crisp start. We wore our vests. But it soon warmed up to be mid 20s



Buffet including GF cereal, bread and hard boiled eggs €7 pp

Lunch €17.50 pp

Plat du jour on a brasserie in Jons. Delicious fish soufflé with grilled aubergines , tomato, salad and rice. Plus large bottle sparkling water and coffee

Dinner € 20pp

In the brosserie close to our apartment

Me: Steak with St Marcellin cheese sauce, salad and chips.

Tom: confit if duck with herbed new potatoes.


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