Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Riding around Lac Léman

On Sunday I went for a bike ride around Lac Léman with some friends we had met through the englishforum website (Richard, Renata and Paul). We didn't go all the way around the lake, but we did manage around 65 of the 170km circumference (It's a big lake!).

We started in Vevey, travelling around the lake in a clockwise direction through Montreux, Villeneuve, crossing into France at Saint Gingolph, and continuing on towards Evian-les-Bains.

Along the way we stopped after Montreux, just near the Chateau de Chillon, and again just before Evian for a long and delicious lunch (we were in France after all).

On the ferry trip from Evian to Lausanne we decided it was such a nice day we should continue our ride, instead of taking the train, all the way to Vevey (via Lutry, where we had ice-cream) to return our free bikes. After the long day of riding we took a refreshing dip in the lake at Vevey and had some similarly refreshing beers and an early dinner.

In fact if it weren't for all the eating and drinking, you could have said it was a very healthy day out! Still, we all had a lot of fun and I have resolved to more of this sort of thing while the weather allows.

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