One week from leaving Cambridge I find myself waking up in another historic city, Langres. My cyclometer says I’ve pedalled 563 miles of which 96 I did yesterday.
I’ve finally discovered the French canal system, yesterday I went from Brethenay to Langres on the towpath of the Canal de la Marne ala Saône although I strongly suspect I could have done the whole day on the canal, thus avoiding my major error of finding myself on a motorway 🙁
I also experienced my first thunderstorm / mega downpour, arriving at the hotel like a drowned rat!
The French canal skirts around towns so to get to Langres you have to come of the towpath and climb up 500feet in 1 mile! Not pleasant after 95 miles with squelchy shoes..
Today I’m hoping to stay on the canal to near Dijon then subsequent days will see the serious climbing beginning. First the Haut Jura to Geneva then up to Les Gets
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