Tuesday, August 08, 2006

July10th- Day 2- Eloise to Champagneux

This was a big day, 74 miles and 6,000 feet of climbing. From the hotel our first stop was in Seyssel for "farmer's market" day. Wow, check out the giant rotisserie trailer and my favorite Frenchman grilling. He spoke perfect English and gave Maria and I some delicious samples of smoked chicken wings!
From here we rode south along the Rhone and climbed to one of the best vistas of the trip complete with a rock tunnel! Our lunch stop was in Chanaz at the bottom of the mountain on a beauftiful canal. From the lunch stop we climbed again this time wtih views of a beautiful vineyard valley, similar to Napa but much more expansive. The remainder of the way to the hotel brought us through lush farmland laden with corn to sunflowers.

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