There was no condensation on the tent in the morning, so I had the satisfaction of packing away a dry tent today.
The campsite was right next to the canal path so it didn’t take long to re-join the Eurovelo 6 route heading west.
The path is straight and well-maintained which made for quick progress. There weren’t many boats on the he canal – possibly because there are so many locks – which also meant I was going uphill.
Lunchtime approached as I approached Montbéliard. I saw it as no coincidence, so headed into the town centre to find something substantial to eat.
The path switched over to following the river ‘Le Doubs’ – a slow, meandering river which cut its way through the hills that were now appearing.
Another fine day. The scenery reminded me of Scotland in terms of how clear everything looks.
For my evening’s accommodation, I used the warm showers website to find board for the night, as kindly recommended by a reader of this blog. Yesterday I searched the area Besançon to find a host, got in touch and arranged my arrival time.
I had a very pleasant evening with my really nice hosts, Adrien and Ai, who are passionate about cycling, and are experienced tourers. They even have a Brompton in their bicycle arsenal. They also very kindly made me dinner. A huge thanks to them and a big thumbs up for the warm showers concept!
Mulhouse to Besançon, 155 km. Total so far = 2,380 km.