Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-9-5-14

Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France Canal Above a River!   28 miles (45 km) Total so far: 1,387 miles (2,232 km) Ascent: 522 ft (159 m);  Descent: 645 ft (197 m) World > Europe > France > Bourgogne > Nevers  – map World > Europe > France > Bourgogne > La Charite  – map     Route 2,978,920 – powered by www.bikemap.net We rode into Nevers in hopes of finding the next map in the route to the Atlantic. Nevers is the halfway point crossing France and our current book stopped here. We were lucky to find a book in English, even though it is a different publication from the Bikeline Maps we had been using. Published by Bike Guide: The Complete Loire A Velo Trail Nevers and Orleans to the Ocean. The tourist office was in the main square next to a magnificent cathedral and palace. Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France–Nevers cathedral Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France–Nevers Palace Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France–Nevers cathedral The bike path that leaves Nevers and heads west towards Orleans is in terrible condition as far as the Pont Du Canal. It is old chip seal that is broken and rough. It follows the Canal La Loire and is very slow going. We labored to keep 8 mph when normally, on a good smooth surface, we could easily sail along at 15 mph. Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-Canal loire-rough paving Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-Canal loire-rough paving The canal crosses the Allier River on a bridge. It is truly fascinating, the engineering it took to support water and boats high in the air above a fast moving river. Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-Canal Loire–over Allier River Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-Canal Loire–over Allier River Nevers-La Charite Sur Loire-France-Canal Loire–over Allier...
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