We left the campsite in Saint Jean de Losne this morning and immediately but briefly Ride along the saone river on Euro Velo 6 . The euro velo system is fantastic and getting better all the time. We have used some of it here and there. If you are considering a cycling holiday (and why wouldn’t you) in Europe take a look here : https://en.eurovelo.com/
Remaining on EV6 we turned onto the Canal du Rhône au Rhin this is an important waterway that connects the Rhine to the Saone rivers. Here’s the great thing about my blog – it’s so educational- you read it and become a better human being.
We left the canal after about 4 miles and started to notice a definite change in the route. Rolling hills replaced slow rises along canals. Talking of rolling, the donkey rolling in dust wins the photo of the day! He was so endearing though I think his friend thinks he is a show off.
We stopped for a break by the river in Arlay which was beautiful. I stole electricity from a church to charge my phone. I will use the MSF card when discussing this incident with St Pete!
We carried on to Domblans which is our springboard to the Jura mountains in the photo below the blue dot is us . You can see the elevation we hit about 2 miles away in the bottom graph! We are camping on some wasteland tonight which is remote enough not to be an issue to anyone but puts us near to town to pick up some supplies tomorrow.
When struggling, I often think of our theme song – “I can do it” by Vegan Queen V it inspires me and pushes me on. Please listen to this song, it is truly inspirational. If you buy it, ALL MONEY raised goes to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders : https://andy4msf.bandcamp.com/track/i-can-do-it
Thank you all once again for your support, please share our ride with your friends, this is undeniably a wonderful adventure for us but it is primarily a fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières. Thank you . Andy