Ride Report: Versaille, FR and Nice, FR
As my one year wedding anniversary approaches this weekend, I was reflecting back on our wedding trip last year to Versailles (where we got married) and our honeymoon to Nice. I am fortunate enough that my wife's morning routine of running/getting ready takes her until noon, so I was able bring my bike along and do a handful of epic rides.
I'll break this up in two parts: Versailles and Nice.
We stayed at the Trianon Palace of Versailles, which was next door to the Palace of Versailles. These are the gates, and about as far as you can go this way on bike:
Roads were a lot narrower than I was used to:
Bridges in the forrest:
A local chateau:
This was my stomping group for the few days I was there, absolutely beautiful place to ride with lots of small climbs/hills:
Found my way into the Palace:
Obligatory bike selfy in front of the palace:
Ahhhhh, cobbles! The real thing!:
In a morning's work:
Road with a few locals through the forrest, very pleasant group, not a word of English among them
Overall, cycling in Versailles was awesome. Being from Southern California, our secenery is usually desert shrub and plastic of various sorts. Over there, with the forest a few kilometers away, you have a great place to cycle littered with history.
I didn't venture towards Paris, but I did make it through a more metropolitan area of Versailles and I think I road on a highway. These are some of the challenges you may run into
. Regardless, being based out of Versailles for a few days was a perfect place to ride. Traffic was mild and scenery was gorgeous.