Category Archives: Odyssey#6 2019 Wandering in Europe

A Short Journey of Discovery: Return to Switzerland via Den Bosch and Maastricht

A SHORT JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany and Holland ARNHEM TO ZURICH via ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Maastricht.  July 2019 Den Bosch was our first overnight stop en-route to Zurich (our home base). Den Bosch is the colloquial term … Continue reading

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A Short Journey of Discovery: Tolkamer to Arnhem

North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany and Holland Part 2: TOLKAMER to ARNHEM. JULY 2019. From Tolkamer we continued our ride to Arnhem following the Rhine. Along the waterfront were a number of flagpoles displaying flags of Holland, Belgium, France and … Continue reading

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A Short Journey: Borken Germany to Tolkamer on the Rhine

A SHORT JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany and Holland Part 1 Borken to Tolkamer on the Rhine July 2019. Following our journey through France and some rest days in Zurich with friends we took a train to … Continue reading

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Across France: : Dieppe to Strasbourg and return to Switzerland Part 2

Part 2:     REIMS, NANCY, STRASBOURG and RETURN to ZURICH June 2019 Following our visit to Amiens, the Australian National Memorial and Villers-Bretonneux we moved on to Reims, which was just as historic and majestic as Amiens but we were … Continue reading

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Across France: Dieppe to Strasbourg and return to Switzerland Part 1

Part 1: AMIENS and the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX  JUNE 2019 The aim of taking this route was to go to city of Amiens, visit Hill 104 where thousands of Australian soldiers were killed and the Australian National Memorial. Nearby … Continue reading

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From Brittany to Normandy: Rouen and Dieppe

FROM BRITTANY TO NORMANDY: RENNES to ROUEN and DIEPPE JUNE 2019 On this leg of our journey in France we travelled by train to Rouen but were on our bikes again just north of Rouen on the Paris to London … Continue reading

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Eurovelo 1 Brittany: La Gacilly to Rennes

BRITTANY: LA GACILLY to RENNES. JUNE 2019   Reluctantly we departed La Gacilly and followed quiet D roads (minor roads) hoping to stay in front of the predicted storms. The ride took us through rural areas and with the wind at … Continue reading

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Eurovelo 1 France: Nantes to La Gacilly

FRANCE: NANTES to BLAIN, REDON and LA GACILLY ALONG THE NANTES-BREST CANAL    2019. There were a number of reasons we didn’t continue along the Eurovelo 6 to the Atlantic from Nantes as it meant crossing a high suspension bridge … Continue reading

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Eurovelo 6 France: Brain-sur-l’Authion to Nantes

FRANCE: BRAIN SUR-L’AUTHION TO NANTES ALONG THE LOIRE ON THE EUROVELO 6     2019 This section of the bike route took us further along the Loire but with some detours inland past vineyards, picket fences and grand gateposts and along a … Continue reading

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Eurovelo 6 France: Nevers to Brain-sur-l’Authion

OBSERVATIONS from the SADDLE of a BIKE 2019. FRANCE: NEVERS TO BRAIN SUR-L’AUTHION ALONG THE EUROVELO 6 From Nevers we took a train. Instead of riding the hooked part of the river to Orleans and back south to Tours we … Continue reading

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