|Saumur - the last few kilometers|
|600 kms - nearly home....|
We crossed the 600 km mark just as we navigated the roundabout at Intermarché - an amazing achievement for us, we all thought. Based on the distances given in the guidebook, we were expecting to do about 450 km to which we had to add the journey to and from home to Saumur and the mileage during the 'Fête du Vélo' - our final tally was way above our expectations and surprised us all. Once home, we had just enough time to dump our bags before cycling a few k's to our local 'routier' restaurant where we celebrated in grand style.
For a bunch of novice's we were all feeling amazingly fit and well - the first few days we did have tender 'bits' (a little more advance preparation would have saved that), but, apart from feeling short of sleep, there were no adverse effects. We can't wait to do another trip.....