Le Chateau De Courban
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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True to the weather forecast we awoke to another lovely day, with the sun just beginning to shine on the Tower. After another leisurely breakfast we packed up our lunch and set off for a ride along the towpath of the Burgundy Canal - nice and flat - just my kind of cycling!
We were surprised ...
... the TGV line as well as the regional line. You can get to Paris in an hour! We checked out trains to Dijon, but engineering works meant bus replacements which weren't very convenient.
We arrived back from our walk feeling very hot and glad to sit out in the sun for a while.
... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
... co-operative selling local produce which was nice to wander round (not for the boys!) but shopping is always frustrating as we are so restricted on buying stuff because of weight and size - we did manage a wee pot of rhubarb jam tho! Orangina and ice-creams placated the boys and we returned to the gite for one final swim - with both Mum and I being very brave as well! BBQ for tea - and a good way to eat up the fridge. ...
A glorious day again so we were ready for a trip out, stopping to take photos on the way of sunflowers and (we think) Dijon mustard flower fields. The scenery is beautiful with wide open, flat arable land at various stages of growth and harvesting and copses of trees. Where the road runs through a forest there are warnings of deer-crossing and, whilst Guy was desperate to spot one, we weren't lucky enough to see any (altho Jacqui returned from a walk ...