Chateau Hotel du Monard
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... street market right along the riverbank. It was time to stop for lunch, so we sat down to three large salads at a café after picking up some apricots (just okay) and cherries (very good) at the market.
Then we started the hot, sunny climb up the Gorges de l'Ardèche. It's quite pretty, a lot like Gorges de la Nesque. Departmental road 290 through the gorge is rolling but for quite a while there were more ups than ...
... the last couple of kilometres to the hotel gave us a quite steep climb.
As you peruse the pictures you may be able to see some small objects on the river. Those are kayaks, and when we got to the end we found a roaring business of kayak rentals with options of 8, 12, 24 and 30 km trips. It was very tempting.
This is obviously a popular French holiday area ...
... and grabbed a cold can of 1664 on the way back to the hotel and the pool there.
Many of the others had driven or cycled the short distance to Chateauneuf-du-Pape for some wine tasting and shopping. I'm pretty sure Dave and Linda biked and several others went down in two different trips in the van.
For dinner, I decided to go back to the paella take-out place with Barry, Peter and Sue. No paella tonight, but the ...
It was one of those tours with a recorded tour guide. After we had lunch and then 5 of the group headed off in the van to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. I am currently sitting by the pool with Peter, Sue, Mesfin and Barry. Dave and Linda headed off on their bikes - it is only about 15 km away. If the van comes back some of the rest of us may go.
... and the three musketeers followed.
The immediate 400-m climb was not greatly appreciated, but once that was done we only had to contend with the wind and the heat (over 30C). We rode through some very pretty country with lots of photo stops. Unfortunately you are only getting the products from my camera since we do not seem to be able to download others to my iPad.
Once we had gone through ...
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