Cycling Through the Forest in Blois

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Yesterday, we finally managed to go cycling despite the weather forecast. We took our capes but didn’t need to use them. I love being able to cycle straight out the gate and onto a country road. To go to the forest, you have to go up a little hill, but that’s OK now that I have a bike with lots of gears and suspension. Training helps too! I can still remember pedalling as far as I could beforehand to get up enough speed to save my knees.  But it’s worth it when you get up the top.

And you can take a break on this lovely bench surrounded with wild flowers – daisies, buttercups and clover.

There are briar roses out everywhere. Don’t you just love this bush that forms a natural arch.

Then back through the village past delightful little houses with roses over the front door. Can’t wait for our yellow roses to bloom too!

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10 thoughts on “Cycling Through the Forest in Blois”

  1. What gorgeous roses..looks like such a pretty area, Fraussie 🙂
    Did you get my email?
    Cheers Jill 🙂

    1. Hi Jill, it really is a pretty area! I’ve now answered your email (which I thought I’d already done …)

  2. Ahh, the bench looks like such a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the countryside. You must enjoy having a get-away where you can escape the hectic pace of life in Paris!

    Seeing all of the roses in bloom reminds me that I must get to Bagetelle this year.

    1. It’s wonderful to escape the hectic pace of life in Paris, I agree, but I’m also supposed to be working (translating) and keep getting distracted.

      Have you been to the rose gardens in Hay-les-Roses? Quite spectacular!

    1. Ah, this sounds promising! Yes, they do have gears. I have 3×7 on my bike … They are what help you go up the hills :). But you might be reassured when you read tomorrow’s post. Not every bike path has hills, particularly when they are along the river banks and on old railway lines.

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