Nous sommes arrives
Well we have all arrived in Bordeaux, an exciting first long-haul trip for Bronwyn, Joe travelled with her and Stu came over from Italy.
Our accommodation, pre-tour is the Hotel Ibis across from Gare St Jean – an excellent location and one of several Ibis Hotels in the vicinity. Our guests will all arrive tonight for their first evening here. Friday will be a day of receiving and making sure our bicycles are good condition, then exploring the city.
Bordeaux is a city with world heritage status given the number or remarkable monuments and parks. We will add a few more photos of these over the days.
Another notable feature is the number of fantastic bikes! Nothing like what we see in New Zealand. Bikes in Bordeaux are practical part of life rather than a status symbol. You can count the number of racing bikes and mountain bikes on one hand whereas the city bikes, share bikes and cargo bikes become ubiquitous. It reminds us a bit of the variety of bikes that we have at our Green Jersey Shed in Martinborough!!
Au revoir pour le moment, nous aimerions que vous soyez la!