• I cycled from Dieppe to Nice and saw a different France

    7 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    A 1,000km ride on cycle trails in the Seine, Loire and Rhône valleys takes in a France inaccessible by car - and brings a rare sense of freedom The crunch of tyres on gravel rouses me from my doze. Damn it! I knew I shouldn't have hit “snooze”. I unzip my tent and look out on to a dewy football field. A van has pulled into the car park - it's the groundsman arriving for morning duties. I'd intended to be out of here before anyone found me, so wiggle out of the tent and pack it as quickly and quietly as I can. “Wild” camping is n't always an Instagrammable glade in a forest - I'll...
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