Hotel des Sapins
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... of town, it is not without amenities. I only hung out by the pool and dipped my toes in, but it was nice. And a huge supermarket is only a five-minute walk down the road. I was not the only one who made the trip to pick up some snacks and drinks. Most of the group dropped by throughout the rest of the afternoon to tell road stories while snacking and drinking a bottle of rosé wine that Carole has been carrying for about four days.
A reservation was made ...
After enjoying a buffet dinner at the resort, and apparently not following their rules by having more than one dessert, we went to bed on the understanding that today would be very hot. On that basis we all decided to head off early. Barry was on the road by 6am and I expect that Mark was not far behind. Werner and Mesfin were away about 7:45am followed by Peter, Sue, Carole ...
... Moving well north from Orange on some rolling country roads, a few of us had a good laugh on a descent. Dave, Linda, me and Werner were ahead of the rest when Werner thought he heard a car and called out "car back!"...except it wasn't a car, it was Peter rumbling downhill and catching up. Hilarious.
I thought that the road from Bollène to Pont-Saint-Esprit would not be a lot of fun to cycle on account of potential ...
... 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 ...
... picked up the entire tab! Wow. And from a lawyer no less! We had a breakfast of muesli, yogurt, OJ, coffee, fruit, pain au chocolate, croissant, etc. You get the idea! We interrupted our eating and walked about 25 km through fields, forests etc generally going up the entire day. It was sunny and hot. We are staying in a rural gites and there is nothing else in the village. For dinner we started with two types ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed