Hotel La Croix De Vernuche
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... to do today.
Yesterday, when out for our evening stroll, we noticed what appeared to be a cycle track along the banks of the river Loire, so, off we went. It started well, but, after about three miles, the track had become to narrow for Kathleen's taste, so, we retraced our route, back to the campsite, and joined another cycle route I had noticed.
This took us past a large marina area and along ...
... anyone thinking of using this campsite, and, perhaps, worrying about access, a little bit of video of our departure. You need to skip over the drive to the service point, and, as you can see, the access roads are not bad, provided you do not encounter a road sweeper, as we did!
Will write this up as time permits but the highlight for me today was the visit to a little village called Apremont which is very proud of being beautiful and rightly so http://www.apremont-sur-allier.com/the% 20village.html
Before that we went to the city of Nevers.
Up and off on time. We road up and down a local road to warm up then we headed straight up to Sancerre, a hilltop, medieval village. It was 3kms up. I took it nice and steady and was able to achieve the climb without stopping or getting off.
What a wonderful spot! Narrow little streets, a wee square with cafes, patisserie surronding it. We sat and had a coffee to let the rest ...
... the Loire, with boats in the canal traveling high above the non-navigable Loire. As we left the Briare canal, we entered the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume wine areas. The two regions share opposite sides of the Loire, and both produce great wines, made with the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Sancerre is a hilltop town. That meant that our ride took us up and up to the top of hill, a hard climb at the end of 60 miles. However we were treated to a tasting of the two ...