Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France on Saturday, 12th-October-2019. Montbeliard to Kembs.73 Miles. That was a longer-than-expected day. I had planned on having a short day!
I was debating all morning as to whether I should go to Switzerland or not! Seeing as I was so close.
Basel (Switzerland) was only about 25 miles from Mulhouse. Mulhouse was the point where I needed to turn left and head up the Eurovelo route 15 towards Holland. Or turn right to Switzerland!
In the end, I decided to go to Switzerland, which wasn’t the wisest of choices, as it turned out!
When I arrived there, it just didn’t have such a good feeling about it. Don’t ask me why, it just didn’t!
That’s one of the reasons why I never like to go back somewhere I’ve already been; the first memories are always the best!
After realising that I didn’t want to stay in Basel, I looked for an alternative place to stay, and found a campsite just outside the city! And yes, as you’ve guessed, it was closed!
Luckily, I’d passed another campsite a few miles back on my way into Basel, which I saw was open. And that’s where I’ve ended up tonight.
I might have a rest day tomorrow. My tent and everything was wet from my last night’s camp, as it always is. But because I didn’t stop till late, nothing has had a chance to dry out! And is still damp now, four hours later!
Despite my little detour into Switzerland and cycling an unnecessary 30 miles, I’ve still had a good day.
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