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Aug 29, 2018 - Stage 5 Champlitte to Besancon

PHOTOS TO BE UPLOADED Overview/ Highlights Roman came down to breakfast feeling very unwell. We were all very worried about him and were planning alternative arrangements to get him to Besançon. But alas no, he’d have none of that... and after waiting a short time to recover he bravely pedalled his way with us (or ahead of us ) all day. Started on quite a busy country road but happily turned off after about 10km and took tiny country roads through farmlands for much of the morning. Ian and Richard were ahead and missed a turn off on a...

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May 26, 2018 - Day 6 - Besancon

We bade our host farewell at 0830 hrs - Kaye was less than happy with the sharing arrangements and I indicated as much to our host; I feel sure he is not going to change his business model !! We set off to drive the 219km to Besançon along minor roads, however, this was not possible before Epinal. On reaching the town we decided to stop and view the Saturday morning markets. Parking was a problem and with consideration from a group playing Botchy, we were able to drive through their rink and park overlooking the Moselle river. The market...

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Jun 7, 2016 - Day 4 Dole to Besançon

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...

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Jan 13, 2011 - Belfort and Besançon

written mainly by Kirianne... We stopped for a few hours in Basel train station, but didn't get to see Doro. We continued into Franche-Comté region to Belfort just for a couple of hours to see the town’s main tourist attraction: a great red sandstone lion built on the cliff just below the citadel. Luckily we were able to leave our big backpacks at the train station, thanks to the kindness of the Chef de la Gare. (You can no longer leave baggage in a locker in any train station, due to the terrorist threat, but he was sympathetic to a...

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