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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Canal cycling France: Baumes Les Dames to Besançon

EUROVELO 6 FRANCE DAY 8 ALONG THE VELO 6 BIKE PATH. DAYS 9 & 10 in BESANÇON.  Farewell to Le Bambi Hotel at Baume-les-Dames and arriving in Besançon. In 2015 the population of Besançon was 116,676. At the start of … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike:Canal cycling France: Longevelle-sur-Doubs to Baume les Dames

EUROVELO 6 FRANCE  DAY 5 LONGEVELLE TO BAUME-LES-DAMES  DAY 6 DRYING OUT at BAUME-LES-DAMES. Rain this morning, the blessings from Buddha were not with us. Buddha said Life is Suffering and today we suffered, to a degree. The statement is … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Canal cycling France: Dannemarie to Longevelle-sur-Doubs

EURO VELO 6 FRANCE DAY 4 DANNEMARIE to LONGEVELLE-SUR-DOUBS For most parts of today I didn’t wear my helmet as it would not fit over my woolly hat and in light of there being no traffic I took a chance. … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Canal cycling France: Mulhouse to Dannemarie

EUROVELO 6 ADVENTURES – – ZURICH to BESANCON FRANCE DAY 3 MULHOUSE to DANNEMARIE Today was a cool overcast day and the ride for most parts was along the edge of the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. The travel publicity … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Canal cycling France: Basel to Mulhouse

EUROVELO 6 ADVENTURES – – ZURICH to BESANCON FRANCE  DAY 1 & 2 BADEN to MULHOUSE.   25/26 October 2017. When we left Zurich in September our friends Rolf & Erika suggested that if at any time we wanted to return … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Italy’s Genova and San Remo and Lugano Switzerland

POST 11 OBSERVATIONS from the SADDLE of a BIKE 2016. GENOVA and SAN REMO ITALY and LUGANO SWITZERLAND, Genova is what I call a ‘Sardine City’, a city where its inhabitants literally live on top of each other because suitable … Continue reading

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Observations from the saddle of a bike: Milan Italy

PART 10  OBSERVATIONS from the SADDLE of a BIKE MILAN ITALY After four enjoyable days in Verona we were unsure where to go next (typical of a true traveller/vagabond) then after consulting the map we decided to take the train … Continue reading

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