We were supposed to start this trip in Cholet but since we rented our bikes and there is no pick up in Cholet, we adapted and started in Nantes. We decided to do an out and back ride to familiarize ourselves with the bikes and the road signage. Picked up the bikes and off we went.
We were trying to use maps written in French. That didn’t go too well. Our route that Beth was plotting looked like a lot of points on a star. But we figured out the bike route signage which was a collective effort. They tried their best to put the bike route signs in the most inconspicuous places. Sometimes all three of us had a hard time seeing the next sign to turn. Mostly macadam but sometimes gravel paths.
We rode 58 K today. We all felt pretty good and liked our bikes.