Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Lavaux Bike Ride

On Sunday we picked up some rental bikes at the train station, caught the train to Puidoux above Vevey and went for a bike ride through the vineyards of the Lavaux wine region that overlooks Lac Léman.

We'd been meaning to go riding for a few weekends now, since spring has finally sprung and the vines turned green. It was a little overcast but we figured we should go when we had the chance and consider it to be an explore of the area before we try it again on a nicer day.

It was really nice to be in the hills above the lake, and the view was amazing despite the hazy weather. Although there was some steep bits that had us puffing, mainly it was a nice gentle ride and next time we go we may mix in some wine tasting in the caveaux (cellars) that open up in the towns on the route.

It was so much fun, in fact, that I began looking at the distance to ride from work to home sometimes. Not owning a bike may be a small impediment to this dream so I'm sure I'll forget about it soon enough.

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