Rhone Cycle Randonnée Challenge 2019

Another big ride completed. Another interesting part of Europe experienced on two wheels.

Through world-famous vineyards to the wetlands of the Camargue; past Roman ruins in Oranges and Nimes, and through ancient towns and villages , crossing the Rhone six times over the three days.

Some of the climbs were tough, some of the route was cycle paths along the Rhone and through woods.

We cycled through Haute Loire, Ardeche, Auvergne/Rhone-Alps, Drome, Vaucluse, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhone, and the Languedoc-Rousillon, through the Camargue and finishing by the sea near the medieval walled town Aigues-Mortes.

An amazing experience for everyone and another challenge accomplished.

A word from our Lead Rider

Phil Deeker

” Although it’s hard to go wrong when choosing an area to visit in rural France,  when Simon & I drove this route last year I was especially pleased with how the route fitted so well together as a ‘complete journey’. I knew most of the roads, but I had never juxtaposed them before in this way. The way we traverse the Rhone, alternating between its west and eastern banks and exploring the adjacent hills, before heading across the Rhone estuary to find the sea at Montpellier seemed just perfect. The mix of wild, beautiful scenery; village squares oozing with typical French charm ; passing Roman ruins that remind us regularly of what a rich history this area has; and then crossing the ‘salt flats’ of the Camargue, with its  largest salt production in France, all combine to create a truly perfect ‘Taste of France”. 

Phil Deeker, Lead Rider

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