Sunday, August 30, 2009
Couvet to Delemont- 7/30
Dehydration or not I was told by my ace stoker to "buck it up, get on the bike and ride. I reluctantly obliged and we were off. We had some spectacular forest scenery as we left town and followed the Areuse river to our first climb out of the small village of les Gratte.
A beautiful cycling path that went for miles along the Areuse River
Further along the bike path, fun descent in the woods
Always a climb after a descent, the scenery kept your mind off of the gradient!
Further up the climb
About half way to our destination we stopped for our first pizza lunch in St. Imier. The Swiss do a nice pizza!!
Ahhh the aubergines (eggplant) and onion pizza, quite good...
Probably the craziest fountain we saw on the trip. This village was loaded with them.
More Swiss fountains always adorned with the Swiss flag...
Some beautiful wooded canyons and the our final destination in Delemont. A fairly long day at 62 miles and 4,500 feet of climbing.