Le Grand Tour: Day 9 – Forges-Les-Eaux To Dangu (77km)

CURRENT LOCATION: Camping Municipal de l’Aulnaie, Dangu

If yesterday was tick, tick, tick, today was hot, hot, hot. Yet with factor 50, a hat and plenty of fluids, I’m surviving. It’s not quite as hot as it was back in 2013 as I cycled along the Mediterranean – that will takes some beating – but it can be energy-sapping and I’m glad that, for the moment at least, the terrain is forgiving. 

Talking of which, let’s start with this: 

That’s the elevation profile of yesterday’s cycle along the disused railway line to Forges-Les-Eaux. Here’s today’s elevation profile:

As you can see, I wasn’t cycling for most of the day on disused railway lines. More standard cycling-touring stuff today. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good cycle – it was! – but for every hill I descended, I knew there would be another descent coming soon… Up, down, up, down. Until, that is, the final few kilometre which we’re back on a voie verte. I’ll pick that up again tomorrow as I make my way to Paris. 

Today I’ll let the pictures and the video do the talking. I’m sure there will be much more to say tomorrow as I cycle into Paris… 


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