Hotel Beau Rivage
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... br> Monday we headed back to Heidelberg, Germany to return the bikes and prepare them for storage at Knopf Tours - until our next visit. While hanging out at Knopf’s B&B we had the opportunity to meet several other motorcyclists, one of whom had been on the road for five years, and swap travel stories. We celebrated the end of a wonderful trip with a great meal of favorite German dishes at a local restaurant.
With the onset of more ...
... of France hasn't changed, although the prices have. Germany altogether seems a better bet, with the possible exception of wine... Tonight's Friday evening five course dinner chez Sandra includes the promised Gewurtztraminer as an aperitif, and Marc de Gewurtztraminer as a digestif, the latter like grappa but made with (historically arguably) French grapes. Today's notable event was meeting camping neighbours (next but one) from Dalgety ...
... we let him guide us into rural France. Within five minutes we were on a motorway though, to be fair, only briefly. We then proceeded through the countryside at a stately pace. Nowhere was remarkable, but it was enjoyable enough. A refill of Wanda's wine cellar en-route was refreshingly cheap. At one stage Mr GPS went nuts and sent us along a narrow single track road for several miles, with not a single passing ...
... line. After a day of relaxing, cruising about town, enjoying French wine, beers, cheese and chorizo it was finally Tour De France day....yay! We were all very excited to get our position early and as we were walking up the mountain it seemed like everyone else had the same idea. Rain, thunderstorm or shine (literally) people were getting ready for a fun day ahead. We positioned ourselves about 1km from the finish line hoping to cheer on the riders, in ...
... and croissants.
We then headed out on the Alsace wine route and managed to explore four different towns over the course of the day: Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Riquewhir, and Turckheim. There are probably a few dozen more on the whole route, but we visited the best ones (according to Rick Steves) with the furthest one being less than 20 km from Colmar. The vintners all have places in the towns where you can do wine tasting, so that’s what we ...