1640 km from Montpellier to Brighton via La Vélo Francette
John Hayes, an experienced British walker, has completed a wonderful cycling trip: Montpellier > Brighton in 19 stages! The chosen route took him along 3 famous cycle routes, including La Vélo Francette.
Roaming in the blood
>60-year old John Hayes from Brighton (80 km south of London), is using his well-earned retirement to take to the hiking paths of Europe.
He is a regular rambler, having crossed Europe on foot, covering a large part of the E4 European long distance path: from Tarifa in Spain, he walked to Budapest in Hungary, covering a distance of no less than 5000 km!
This time, our English friend swapped his faithful walking boots for a "touring bike"; a steel bicycle designed for long journeys, equipped with well-filled panniers...
1640 km via La Vélo Francette
The chosen route took him along 3 famous cycle routes:
- Le Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo, from Montpellier to Bordeaux
- La Vélodyssée, from Lacanau-Océan to La Rochelle
- and finally La Vélo Francette, from La Rochelle to Ouistreham
- from there, he boarded the ferry from Ouistreham to Portsmouth in the south of England, leaving him just 80 km to get to Brighton.
He completed this cycle tour in 19 stages, covering an average of 75 km a day!