This was a very colourful gentle week-long journey between the capital and the sea, full of emotions and discoveries.
Even if I had to face the bad weather at the beginning of April, this cycling pilgrimage remains a fantastic experience. This was a very colourful gentle week-long journey between the capital and the sea, full of emotions and discoveries.
Except for the excitement of a few town centres, you cycle very often in the middle of the country, aside roads. This way, you meet quite a lot of hares, pheasants, roedeers or squirrels. Chevreuse, Eure and Huisne valleys, Rambouillet and Andaines forests, Perche and Mortainais hills, Normand grove… I was stunned by diversity of the landscape.
Heritage wise, you’ll have loads of surprises with numerous castles of various styles, but also amazing museums, or very scenic churches and villages.
And then, after long hours sitting on the saddle, the sun eventually comes out and lights up the bay of the Mont Saint-Michel, and eyes begin to water at this magnificent end point.