Sunday, 21 May 2017

La Vallee du Thouet Cycle Ride

This is a ride that we’ve been wanting to do for a while, cycle from Saumur to Le Beugnon, 150km along the River Thouet through Thouars, Airvault and Pathenay. We’d put it off, because how were we going to get back, with our bikes at one end and the car at the other?? Our problem was solved by our friends Sue and Bob who wanted to come with us, the extra car made planning so much easier. It was decided to do the ride over 4 days/3 nights at B&B’s with the first morning and last afternoon travelling and dropping off cars. There had been good intentions of getting our rear ends saddle ready before the ride, but for lots of reasons that didn’t happen so with only one bike ride under our belt and with a bit of trepidation we set off from Saumur to our first stop at Montreuil-Balley, a distance of 24k. Day 2 – 63k to Airvault. Day 3 – 53k to St Aubin le Cloud. Day 4 – 22k to Le Bougnon finishing with a delicious lunch at A La Bonne Vie who were kind enough to look after our bikes while we collected the car from Saumur. As expected, we all had sore derrieres at the end of the ride but not enough to put us off, as we are planning another ride soon – Niort to La Rochelle.

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Thouet
Thouet 6
Thouet 7
Thouet 8
Thouet 4
Thouet 2
Thouet 10
Thouet 9
Thouet 11
Thouet 13
Thouet 5

6 comments:

  1. Well done to you all. A real achievement. Hope your backsides have recovered! xx

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    1. Yep, our backsides now have the feeling back in them :)

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  2. So pleased all went well, and the weather was kind to you. Lovely pictures. X

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    1. The weather was fantastic apart from the last morning when we got very wet. Thank goodness we weren't in wet clothes all day.

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  3. Well done, it looks like you were lucky with the weather as well. Always a problem with transport!! Have a good week Diane xx

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    1. The logistics were fun to sort out but we got there.

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