St Malo to Nice 2009 – Itinerary

St. Malo to Nice expedition 2009

1338km (831 miles)


Departing day

  • Presentation of the official tour Jerseys at Big Vern’s and check final travel details,

Departing Day 1 – 18 April 2009

  • 8.45 Condor Ferries Jersey to St Malo (check in 7.45)
  • 11.15 arrive in St Malo and start cycling
  • Cycle 97km 60m to Vitre where we have prebook 1st night accommodation
  • We have a choice of hotels, the 1st to get back to me is Le Minotel

Day 2 – 19 April 2009

  • Cycle 116km 72m from Vitre to Chemille downhill most of the way

Day 3 – 20 April 2009

  • Cycle 140km 87m from Chemille to Le Melle, this is a hospital town so any problems we can get it sorted here, there are a few hills on the way

Day 4 – 21 April 2009

  • Cycle 80km 50m from Melle to Angouleme. Downhill training here then we will have a half day off where we can visit the Hennessey Cognac distillery in this town and get fuelled up for the rest of the trip

Day 5 – 22 April 2009

  • Cycle 111km 70m from Angouleme to Bergerac, we start our hilly days here.

Day 6 – 23 April 2009

  • Cycle 135km 84m from Bergerac to Montaban, very hilly climbs and drops, possibly the worst day for hills

Day 7 – 24 April 2009

  • Cycle 151km 94m from Bergerac to Carcasson, this is a stunning town like St. Malo as it is inside fort walls.

Day 8 – 25 April 2009

  • Cycle 176km 109m from Carcassonne to Port Camargue, mostly downhill, but this is the longest day in the saddle, so early start but we will get to the Med.

Day 9 – 26 April 2009

  • Cycle 129km 80m from Port Camargue to Aix en Provence. Hopefully have time to see the lovely town, we cross through the national park of Camargue so hope to see a few of those wild horses.

Day 10 – 27 April 2009

  • Cycle 132km 82m from Saint Aix en Provence to Les Issambres, we take the inland route that is shorter but hillier than the coast.

Day 10 and the Final day – 28 April 2009

  • Cycle 86km 53m from Les Issambres to Nice