Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Provence - Gorges de Nesque

Hello folks,

Our Wednesday ride was one of our longer rides in Provence. We rode to the Gorges de Nesque. France has a few gorges like Nesque that are cut into limestone by ancient rivers. The colors of the rocks change with the layers, kind of like the Grand Canyon in a different color scheme.

No worries about trucks, they won't fit through the hole.

We started off in the mouth of the canyon and rode up for about twenty kilometers. It was a slight uphill, but the scenery kept getting better and better as we rode further into the canyon. The very best views were where the road reached its highest point, which happened to be right around lunch time, so we had a picnic and enjoyed the view.

Not a bad spot for a picnic lunch

Our ride back was a slight downhill for about 20km, but the downhill was enough that we didn't have to pedal much. Unfortunately, there were several more kilometers to go when we got to the bottom of the hill.

This was probably the most scenic of all of our rides so far. We are talking about what ride we want to do tomorrow, there is an outside chance that we could repeat today's ride. We are down to only two riding days left.

Time for bed now. Hope you are all doing well.

There are more pictures at this PicasaLink

Stephen and Linda

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