Sully-sur-Loire

Route to Sully sur Loire

Route to Sully sur Loire

We drove 80 miles north west , with the Loire on our left all the way, to Camping ‘Le Jardin de Sully’ at Saint Père sur Loire (N 47.77008 E 2.36191). This is a small ACSI campsite on the north side of the Loire, opposite Sully-sur-Loire. We are parked about 50 yards from the river bank and a small gate in the fence gives access to the walking and cycle path which runs along the river here.

Chateau at Sully-sur-Loire

Chateau at Sully-sur-Loire

Coypu

Coypu

Carp

Carp

The castle moat is packed with carp, and the occasional Coypu, or ‘Ragondin’ as they are called here.

Ragondin

Ragondin

Drawbridge to Château

Drawbridge to Château

Looking Upstream from the Bridge over the Loire

Looking Upstream from the Bridge over the Loire

The campsite is on a ‘Grande Randonée’ or GR, one of the national French footpaths.

Circuit Training

Circuit Training

There is a long loop of suggested exercises at intervals attached to this segment of GR.

Not the Advised Technique

Not the Advised Technique

I couldn’t get any of the other 4 members of the party to jump over with me.

Loire by Velo

Loire by Velo

In the afternoon we cycled a section of the Loire by Bike; the long cycleway extending along much of the Loire. We went Sully-sur-Loire, St Florent, St Gondon and back, about 26 miles in all.

View from 'La Loire à Vélo'.

View from ‘La Loire à Vélo’.

Cornflowers

Cornflowers

The cycle ride is almost traffic free, and runs through lovely villages and countryside.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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