Another day, another fantastic campsite! Christa, the owner of last night’s site, was very moved by my story. Its been great to meet so many people along the way who have been so supportive.
The weather was perfect today! The route also seemed pretty straightforward and short on the map so I was in a buoyant mood!
The ride started along the canal on a smooth cycle path that I’ve become quite accustomed to now. I trundled along, soaking up the sun’s rays and enjoyed watching all the cool boats sail past. At one point, I cycled past a big pink house that I thought looked cool.
As I approached the town of Saverne, two “professional” cyclist whizzed by me. I decided to keep pace with them for as long as I could…three minutes in total, but that’s only because I wanted to see the main square in the town. Saverne was lovely. There were sparkling fountains, old buildings, and cobbled streets. However, the main attraction was a spectacular palace! The picture below doesn’t do it justice.
I made my way out of Saverne leaving the bike path behind. I’d identified a route to Wasselone via Google maps that didn’t use main roads. This of course is always a risk, which in fact it proved to be. The “route” was basically grassy farm tracks. I pedalled through fields of crops and cows. It was a difficult route, but the views more than made up for it!
The final obstacle was a blocked road which had been completely torn to pieces. No way through! I had to follow the “deviation” signs, which added 9km to my ride. In total I cycled 37km in two hours. Just another day of surprises on the Bath to Rome journey!
No videos today as the internet is too slow. I’ll try to upload them tomorrow!