Loire a Velo with Friends : 2019-06-03 : Travel to Nevers

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Cycle EV3 to Gare de Bercy Villepinte Gare de Bercy $0.00 Ride the Canal de l'Ourcq (aka EV3) from the hotel to Gare de Bercy, approx 25km.

If we can't (or don't want to) ride, use RER B train to get to Gare de Bercy.
Train Train to Nevers SNCF Paris Bercy Nevers $246.00 Cost is for six tickets. A group of four received a discount and the remaining two paid full price. Cost is shared equally among all.
Conf RNDXSD for 1PM for Rhonda, Brent, Geoff, Lynn
Conf RNNZLK for 2PM for Laura & Ann
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Villepinte to Gare de Bercy $0.00 26.00 26.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping in Nevers (map) Camping de Nevers Nevers $0.00 1.2km from the Gare (across the river)

Trip Log

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For a day spent on logistics, today was a pretty awesome day. Everyone was up and ready to go at our chosen time. Geoff and Lynn already knew the way to the Canal D’ourcq, so they led us over there. The ride down the canal was easy and lovely. When we reached the end of the canal, Brent and Laura used their stellar navigation skills to take us nearly directly to Gare de Bercy where we arrived about 30minutes before the Rhonda/Brent/Lynn/Geoff train departed. The train station was on one level so there were no ups-and-downs to get onto the platform. An easy load onto the train and the four of us were off, with Laura and Ann following on the next train. At Nevers, Lynn got directions to the campground and we had an easy ride over. Upon getting our campsites arranged (at the only ‘zeltplatz’ I’ve seen so far in France), Geoff and Brent dumped their gear and headed back to the Gare to collect Laura and Ann while Lynn and I put up our tents.

The campground has great washrooms, free WiFi near the reception building, a laundromat (which we’re not ready for yet), free showers and taps for potable water.