Monday 13 June 2016


Yesterday we finished the lovely Roger Lapebie cycle trail, confusingly called a piste.  (We did a bit more than necessary by going 5km the wrong way from the campsite, so 10km in total wasted.)This was a fully tarmacked trail well away from roads and well signposted.  This then led to a very hilly section in the hottest part of the day.
Today was very exciting, we are now following the Garrone canal and noticed a few kliometres along that the water level was very low and it looked barely navigable although there were boats tied up. We discovered a bit further on that the canal bank with cycle path had collapsed and the canal was draining out down to the nearby river. We were certainly glad not to have been there the day before!
The day continued to be exciting when we cycled passed a group of french cyclists who cheered and applauded us as if we were in the Tour de France, it made us feel very special!
Unfortunately after that the weather took a turn for the worse and there was a heavy thunderstorm. We took shelter near a closed restaurant but the staff preparing for the evening opening took pity on us and let us in for some welcoming hot drinks.

Collapsed Cycle path

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