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    Reasonably seasoned camper, Good to know the difference may vary that much from west to east

    Wapping your some man. Thanks for the input although I expect some light hearted abuse for some time

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    Re. post #32. You have six days, port to port. Cherbourg to ‘Beaujolais’ (which is near enough equidistant between Macon and Lyon) is a long’ish schlep. ‘Beaujolais’ to Avallon, at the north of the Morvan, is over 200 kms direct. From ‘Beaujolais’ to Chateau Chinon, slap bang in the middle of the Morvan is 170 km direct. The latter is a 340 km round trip. If it works for you, great. Though I’m not sure it matches in with your planned daily riding.

    Beaujolais is indeed a nice region, where you can jump off from in different directions. Maybe more suited to crossings via Calais (rather than Cherbourg) perhaps? Me, I’d save it for another day.

    The weather in May? You’ll see for yourself, I guess. For sure, nobody can predict it in November.

    Look forward to seeing your final plans.

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    Looks like I may have company now

    The below route seems relaxed which allows an extra night or so in the same area if we found somewhere outstanding. We be starting and finishing in Cherbourg. This ultimately moves us away from the west coast

    Tour 4: the Loire and Limousin

    Day 1 Caen to Amboise 200 miles



    Day 2 Amboise to Mansle 195 miles



    Day 3 Mansle to St Etienne de Fursac 185 miles



    Day 4 St Etienne de Fursac to Sandillon 175 miles



    Day 5 Sandillon to Caen 215 miles

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    Animals for sale
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    Ha.. that's one way of picking a location.. paws for thoughts... I'll get my coat
    Somewhere in Somerset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Byrne View Post
    Looks like I may have company now

    The below route seems relaxed which allows an extra night or so in the same area if we found somewhere outstanding. We be starting and finishing in Cherbourg. This ultimately moves us away from the west coast

    Tour 4: the Loire and Limousin

    Day 1 Caen to Amboise 200 miles



    Day 2 Amboise to Mansle 195 miles



    Day 3 Mansle to St Etienne de Fursac 185 miles



    Day 4 St Etienne de Fursac to Sandillon 175 miles



    Day 5 Sandillon to Caen 215 miles
    Looks like your pets have it cracked. Enjoy your holiday when it comes and be sure to let us know how it goes.

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    From a riding perspective, head towards Limoges. Then plot routes through various national parks, toward Clermont Ferrand, down to Tarn Gorge, over to verdon etc.

    Brittany is nice, roads not a hoot. On west side Royan/La Rochelle for a nice day at the seaside.
    Outside the main holiday period, Dordogne toward Correze for fantastic riverside and medieval cliff side/top villages, bastides. Rocamadour, Sarlat, Domme. All get busy in season but there are loads of lesser known but equally impressive villages. Then Tarn Gorge, Montain Noir region. All good. North West doesnt compare well IMO.

    Get on to the D roads for best fun.

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    I hope you don’t mind me saying but your route is through some flat territory.

    If I may make a suggestion:
    Caen to Amboise - take the Domfront, Mayenne Road then cut across to Le Mans.
    From there head for this place http://www.campingmotoroute99.com/
    It’s a gateway to the Central Massive - stay a couple of days and take trips, definitely worth heading up Puy Sauncy
    From there potter through the morvan National Park and back to Cean whichever way you fancy.
    Some amazing scenery/bike roads and you’ll meet like minded souls at route 99.

    Enjoy whatever you do.

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    cheers folks, all advice welcome and I've a day or to spare aswell

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    All that planning went out the window !

    Been here since Sunday morning, decided I would avoid tolled roads and motorways. It’s been amazing, great villages along the way with beautiful weather. The odd forest road for good measure too, lll do up a video when I get back
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    Jolly good!

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    Good to hear it Anthony

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    Enjoy the trip!
    Climate is what you hope for, weather is what you get!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Byrne View Post
    Been here since Sunday morning
    Which means you're back now !
    How'd it go Anthony ? And where's the video ?
    Just 'cos you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jockser View Post
    Which means you're back now !
    How'd it go Anthony ? And where's the video ?
    And here we are






    Great trip, roads were top class and couldn’t be faulted
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    Good trip

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