Epic European Cycle : 2015-05-23 : Loire à Vélo / EuroVelo 6 to Ancenis

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Notes Actions
General Info Angers Weather Forecast $0.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Dan's Eurovelo 6 $0.00 0.00 0.00
Cycle EuroVelo 6 $0.00 0.00 0.00
Cycle EV6 from Nantes to Ancenis $0.00 45.00 45.00 Day 12: 45km: Total 498km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping de l’île Mouchet Random walk-in Ancenis $16.00

Trip Log

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Map of our intended Loire Valley route
Cycling east from Nantes has proven to be extremely easy so far in comparison to the trip in the l'Eure river valley (La Véloscénie route). It's flat, well marked and the trail surfaces are great. We could see the 14th century tower of the Château d'Oudon (in Oudon) from several kilometers back. After a cafe au lait stop at Restaurant Le Port du Moulin in Champtoceaux we detoured over there to have a look. As I had sort of expected, we ended up in Ancenis for the night where we're camping at "Camping de l’île Mouchet".
Cycling in Ancenis itself has proven to be less easy. It is the same kind of France tight narrow streets going in all directions that we've gotten used to, but just about every street is a one-way (going the opposite way of where we want to go), and bikes aren't allowed to go the "wrong way" here like they have been everywhere else. We went the wrong way down a one-way and got stopped by the cops. One officer was giving me heck, but I didn't understand what he was saying so I asked him if he spoke English. He replied "oui", but kept lecturing me in Francais! Hehheh. Oh my.