Wednesday, 19 May 2010
What a day, Normandy in early summer is amazing, blue skies, and green fields emblazoned with yellow flowers of rapeseed, the vibrancy of the colours almost a shock to the system after the grey seas of the journey over. Unfortunately I had little time to take photos as the route I chose is mostly through D roads with 650 kilometres before my next stop in Avalon.
While the route is incredibly beautiful it was far slower than I had anticipated, with the result I had to jump onto the A6 motorway near Chartres. Still it was a solid 8 hours on the road. The hotel Ibis outside Avalon felt like an oasis upon arrival and a great hotel for a stop over. Good food, friendly staff and absolutely spotless, one of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in and just 3 mins off the A6, I can wholeheartedly recommend this place as a stop over on your way south or south-east.
Next: 2010 Euro Bike Tour. Avalon to Aosta / Matterhorn Valley