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May 17, 2011 - Canals Saone and Doubs

Day 20-25 May 17 – 22nd Up the Canals. Things have changed, 3 great days heading up north along the Canals towards the Rhein. We left the Loire on the Canal du Centre, 34 locks up, but over many kilometres so only a very gentle upward incline. Flat lands either side of the canal and lovely cycle paths alongside the tree lined canal route. Unexpectedly we reached the summit of the canal and within 5k we descended alongside some dozen or so very tall locks. A bit annoying, as lost height means more climbing, but I am being picky as it was a...

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