Loire a Velo with Friends : 2019-06-24 : Train to Rennes

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Train To Rennes connecting in Redon TER $0.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Transit $0.00 7.00 7.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping Gayeulles $0.00

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We took the train today from Nantes to Rennes, connecting in Redon. When we got to the Nantes train station there were bunches of weekend Hellfest revelers waiting for their trains. It was super crowded. We were early so we went next door for second coffee. When we got back, most of the Hellfesters were gone but we had to walk down the ramp through Child City. Again, very crowded. Our first train was jam-packed with bikes. It was quite amazing to see and we barely fit on. Brent got cussed out by a guy for being near his bike and all of us got cussed out by a grumpy old lady who was very annoyed at having to squeeze past our bikes. Our second train was also jammed but the doorway that we were crowded into allowed just enough space for people to squeeze past to get to the WC and there was no out-cussing (although some stink eyes, and I’m sure some in-cussing). Moving through the train stations was relatively easy with most of our ups and downs being on ramps instead of stairs.
I had plotted out a route from the Rennes Gare to Camping Gayeulles that looked promising with lots of separated bike paths. I had it on the iPhone but that is of limited use when we’re on the move so I wrote three cheat sheets (Laura, Brent, Rhonda) and asked Brent and Laura to familiarize themselves with the toute (approx 6km through the city of Rennes). We made it to the park nearly directly with only one mistake (my fault, naturally). The campground is nice, the park is beautiful, and the cost is considerably lower than the $2500 it would cost the four of us to stay in a hotel here for three nights.