The French Chapter – Day 38 – Sainte Soulle to Rochefort

We both felt quite sad to leave Clive and Aude this morning. It’s been great to see him and get to know Aude and the family. I’m sure we will be back.

Day 38 was spent cycling to Rochefort. We are following the EuroVelo 1 route along the coast of France. It seems to be the most direct route and we are hoping the coolest with another heat wave forecast this coming week.

The plan is to follow this until it goes near Dax where we will send the bicycles to my brother back in Brittany and carry on walking, picking up the “La Voie de Tours” route to Saint Jean Pied de Port.

It was a quite different experience cycling compared to walking. Our average speed was three times our average walking speed. It was quite flat terrain and I missed seeing the small things during the day. By just after 2pm we were cycling into Rochefort and the sun was getting hot so we got a room in a hotel(€80). We covered 55km today.

Galettes for dinner, a vegan meal from a French restaurant! (we asked for no egg in it)

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