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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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[Live] John & Jenny in tandem to travel La Vélodyssée

Monday 29 August: this British couple has just left Santander, in the Spanish Basque Country to go up all La Vélodyssée in tandem! Follow them on Twitter, Instagram or their blog during 19 days of their journey along the longest French cycle route...

Hi! We are Jenny and John Baston, from Yorkshire in England.

Why chosen La Vélodyssée for your 2016 holidays?

We have chosen La Vélodyssée for a number of reasons: 

1/ La Vélodyssée fits quite well with ferry crossings from England (we are sailing from Plymouth to Santander and returning from Roscoff to Plymouth);

2/ the route of La Vélodyssée spans a wide range of cultural and natural interest and has the added advantage of coastal scenery for much of its length;

3/ in addition, La Vélodyssée avoids roads and traffic for a significant portion of the way and its relatively flat profile should make the route ideal for a heavily laden tandem.

Why travel with a tandem on La Vélodyssée?

Tandem riding is very sociable, requires close team working and often attracts interest and conversation with other people along the route.

We have allowed 19 days between ferry crossings for our tandem journey; 3 days for the hilly ride across Spain from Santander to Hendaye and 16 days to travel La Vélodyssée from South to North.

John created this screen print, in anticipation of our holiday on La Vélodyssée.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: © John Baston