I re-assembled the bike in the Bordeaux train station and rode to my AirB&B. I have no idea how people travelled without a smart phone: translations, route directions, photos, connecting around the world, even by video. On the fly travel is made easy with a smart phone. Travelling? Buy a used phone, I got a sim with 45gb for 20€ with Spain iPhone number, great for reservations.
I’ve been trying AirB&B house shares, it’s better than I expected. I had a super room in Bordeaux, want to come back again. I stayed 3 days & biked around Bordeaux. Eating the new French Tacos, some card shopping and serious people (girl) watching. The bike is such a great view of the world. I can stop anywhere, explore unknown places close up. I ran into an antique market and they had a lot of these life size animals?
I try to take different routes, while looking for hidden gems. Then I see Bad Mother Fucker Pub, score. They had their own BMF beer. The theme is from the movie Pulp Fiction. I got to meet the owners and the artist who painted the characters from the movie.
It’s time to ride to the coast and jump on the Velo 1 route. My route to the beach is made fast & easy with the e-bike. I stop for lunch, recharge the batteries some and end up doing 70km. Velo 1 is a dedicated bike path that travels through the woods & along the beach. I came early to avoid the tourist onslaught. I stayed at Camping Aire Naturelle Le Frezat
+33 6 22 65 57 37
https://goo.gl/maps/e8k2xcLSYbm2BjcV9. I had the whole campground to myself, stayed 2 days, read a book and relaxed.
The French are famous for a lot of things, great deserts, good coffee, toilets with the seat missing & lack of toilet paper. I also rented a Fat tire bike, cruised the beach.
The best thing about travelling? Meeting fun-happy people like Laura who is belly laughing funny. I wish I was 30 years younger!
Here’s a few photos from riding into San Sebastian
I feel super lucky to travel like this. I joke with my friends “I’m riding a bike and living in a tent”, ya it’s funny and fun! I’m riding more of the European Velo routes in the future, that’s for sure. Thanks for reading and comments are always welcome Jeff
NEXT: CAMPING & SAN SEBASTJAN ( maybe train to Madrid & Biking in bicycle hell, that being Madrid)