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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Dieppe To Montpelier|
|Distance : miles (km)||349.66 (562.72)|
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|For my first real trip I planned to follow roughly Tom Vernon's route from "Fat Man on a Bicycle", though he went through to Montpelier. I had planned to as well, but a lack of any physical prep beforehand led to an injury.|
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|I didn't see a single bike shop anywhere. However I kept away from large towns, and was not sightseeing, I just wanted to go as far as possible every day. I arrived in Moulins on day 5 and jumped the train back to Dieppe via Paris the next day for Euros 68.00. All overnighting was on campsites found at last light. Prices varied from Euros 3.50-12 I recommend the site at Beaulieu sur Loire for its location.
|posted by:sam1983||Rating :||difficult :|
|Was really interested to see your route - myself and a friend are aiming to go from Dieppe to Toulon this year, covering the distance in just under 2 weeks. We are agonising over accommodation - would you recommend campsites or B&B's? Campsites I would expect to be cheaper but I'm worried whether there are places to securely lock the bike up and if you really feel like putting a tent up at the end of a long day's cycling! Can you offer me any advice?|
|posted by:ted0075||Rating :||difficult :|
|Your trip to Toulon sounds great, with mine I just went for it, my original plan was to kip and do personal admin at the road side. By Rouen It was obvious I really had to find proper showers and a good rest area. I rode daily until just before last light, then headed to the nearest campsite, going on to it without any prior recce and hoping it was a fairly decent place.|
I did not have any dramas with a pitch, and no security issues. I sleep in a bivi bag without a tent and travel very light, but a campsite provides a higher level of mental security and therefore a better rest than road side sleeping, plus a hot shower.
For me the other advantages of campsites over B and B are you have a greater degree of choice where and when to stop, you sleep next to your bike and it's cheap. Campsites every time. Hope this helps, good luck.