Bicycle Touring Provence Day 7 – Aqueducts and Mountains
Hi there! Bike Touring Mike here. This is the 6th day of my bike tour here in Provence Today is a sunday You all probably know what that means That means I have to find a supermarket pretty quick Most supermarkets… Or those ones who are open close at 12 And it’s 10:30 now Keeping my fingers crossed that I find one pretty soon Have you seen this before? Fries in a can Took a little detour here to eat my breakfast Ended up at an adventure park Or a high ropes-course. Kind of looks like the one we have back home in Skellefteå Anyway, I see a couple of benches here in front of me So I’m gonna enjoy my breakfast now Sunday market Sunday cyclists Going a little off-road here I got tired of this nasty headwind I’m taking a little shortcut here Over a small hill or whatever you call it The quality of the road isn’t that good So I’m walking with the bike. And it’s very much up and down all the time I think this will last for the next two kilometers I’m going over these hills over here I’m guessing you can hear the wind as well I’m now at Roquefavour I think this is the second largest aqueduct after Pont du Gard Quite impressive! I’m so glad I took this road today I’ve been battling the headwind all day While this road is a bit hilly and curvy I’ll take that any day of the week instead of the headwind Can’t complain about the nature surrounding the road either I’m heading into a larger town now called what you can see below in the text So I would like to challenge all you English speaking people to pronounce that town I’m not French speking either, but I think it’s called Aix-en-Provence It’s a Sunday today, but I didn’t think it would be this dead It’s a pretty big town this one I think there lives around 150 000 people I’m almost in the centre of Aix-en-Provence I’m totally alone on the roads It was perfect timing to choose a Sunday to go through here Oops! This street is called Cours Mirabou It’s kind of like the main street here in Aix-en-Provence. Where everything happens I really got to say I love these huge alleyways with trees along them Both covering you from the wind and from some rain Just found this ochre pit I’m guessing we are about 100 kilometers just south of Roussillion That is probably why we have the same type of geology here I’m in for quite a climb now again And it’s just started raining It’s not the best of times right now But, I’m struggling on Just took shelter from the wind for a while There is a stone wall right here I have been climbing for the last half hour According to Google Maps I have four kilometers left until I’m at the top Then I have at least 10 kilometers of downhill after that Even though it’s a downhill I have a really nasty headwind, so I’m barely moving at all I really want to make some distance tonight Even though it’s drizzling now, it looks like it’s going to be pouring tomorrow I don’t want to have a bunch of days where I have to push myself to get to Nice in time I’d rather cycle on a bit now and take it easier in the morning in the rain Look at this view behind me by the way You can understand I’m pretty high up when the clouds are just above the cliffs over here Well it started raining a lot in the end I just found a place and camped out maybe 50 meters off the road. Pretty secluded I didn’t get to film setting up the tent Beacuse it was puring down by then Now it has kind of died down A few things got a bit wet So now I have dedicated… The lesft side here is the wet side And the dry side here is the one that I’m sleeping on It looks like it’s going to continue to rain all night and almost all of day tomorrow as well Anyway, thanks for watching! If you haven’t subscribed to the channel I would really appreciate if you would do that As usual, until next time have a good one!