Loire a Velo with Friends : 2019-06-25 : Day in Rennes

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Around Rennes $0.00 23.00 23.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping Gayeulles $0.00

Trip Log

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The four of us followed the Velo Tour de Rennes from the campground into downtown Rennes this morning. We had an interesting poke around the old town and had some lunch. Then Laura and Ann went one way to see more stuff in town while Brent and I went to run errands and finish the Velo route.

We went to the Gare and found out where to catch the bus to Mont St Michel tomorrow, and looked into the Velo parking for the day. We had to make a couple of trips out to see the parking guy who was never there, and I was disinclined to push the ‘call’ button to try and talk to a disembodied tinny voice speaking French to me. We asked the terminal info lady who told us we had to talk to the guy. We poked around some more, and while we were stalking the Velo cage a guy came in and he confirmed that the Velo parking is free and always open. Score.

We then tried to finish the Velo tour and discovered they beyond where we had ridden to the signage was poor, removed or damaged, and we couldn’t follow the route. Three lovely French people came by to try and help us interpret the map, and one of them did advise that the south part of the route would suck anyway. So we turned around and retraced our steps back to the campground. Oh and that was when I got yet another flat.
Ohhh life is good. We managed to arrange ourselves to be in Nantes at the same time as Hellfest. Then we managed to arrange ourselves to be in Rennes at the same time as the women’s World Cup with all the revelers from the Netherlands (who especially like to revel in our campground), and, bonus, we’ve managed to arrange ourselves to be in Paris for the next round of Women's World Cup! Who planned this trip!!??