The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

One big world, 2 bikes, 6 grandchildren many postcards…


EV6 Resting at Decize

You can never plan for the weather on a long cycle ride. So, we are spending a few days here at the lovely town of Decize whilst the rain and thunderstorms pass by, hopefully. Placed wonderfully here on the Loire, the Camping Les Halles is a fantastic site managed by an efficient and energetic young… Read More

Eurovelo 6 La Loire a Velo the end??

We left Gien early for the 60km ride to St Satur near the stunning hill top town of Sancere. It was a mix of river levee roads and canalside paths. There was a tremendous canal bridge at Briare where two canals cross the Loire. The levee roads are becoming at bit tedious at times as… Read More

Eurovelo 6 Loire Velo Continues

This trip just gets better and better! We left Saumur after our break with Eurocamp at Domaine de la Breche and back onto the Eurovelo 6 mainly along quiet levee roads and paths. Most of the cyclists we encounter all seem to be coming in the opposite direction. We think they know something that we… Read More

Eurovelo 6 from Nantes

We could not have wished for a more perfect start to the Eurovelo 6 from Nantes along the Loire Velo route. More cities at home, including London, should learn from the measures made to distance cyclists from pedestrians and motorised vehicles. Then there would be none of the antagonism shown between the various users of… Read More

Eurovelo Roscoff to Nantes 2

From  Mur-de Bretagne the canal becomes very sad. The locks, or les eclures, are in disrepair and the canal looks more like an overgrown river. Some stretches are dry and have not seen boat traffic for a while. However, for us cyclists, the going is very easy and flat and there are many picnic table… Read More

Eurovelo Roscoff to Nantes

We had a brilliant start to our new adventure attempting to cycle part of Eurovelo Routes 1 and 6. The train journey from London to Plymouth with the bikes was very smooth especially as Plymouth was the final stop. Then Brittany Ferries overnight sailing was also hassle free. It was an extremely well equipped boat… Read More