Garry McGivern’s European bike ride, Friday, 26th-August-2022. Saint-Malo to Mortain-Bocage. 66 miles. The ferry last night was very busy with bicycles. I’ve never seen so many, but then I suppose it is a bank holiday weekend in the UK. Mind you, I say bicycles, a few of them were electric, and we don’t class them as bicycles!
I must admit that it’s great to be back in France. Sixty-six miles, all on cycle lanes, routes and Greenways and even on the odd that I did to go on, were fairly traffic free.
The route from Saint-Malo to Mont St Michel was familiar, I’ve cycled it so many times, but I still enjoy it. And the route stayed familiar until I reached Pontaubault, where normally I would turn left and head up the coast. But today, I went straight on. I stayed on country lanes for a few miles before I reached a disused railway line that had been made into a Greenway.
Ever since I joined the disused railway line, it’s been steadily climbing. Until the last couple of miles, that is. Then it turned into a rather steep hill, which took several attempts to get up. I had to keep stopping. But on the bright side, at least I’ve got it to go down tomorrow first thing. I think it was worth the struggle to get up the hill, as I’m in a very cheap campsite tonight. It only cost me three euros, and it has all the facilities you need.