Calais, Normandy (France)

Calais, in Normandy, France, is a historic port city known for its iconic lace and the White Cliffs of Dover across the English Channel. Rich in maritime heritage, it's culturally significant.
Cycle routes passing Calais
Weeks I stayed Calais
Thu, 18. May 2023
Eurovelo 4 - Surreal hills on the way to Calais

Last full day in France. For now. So glad that I changed the original plan to bike in the morning from Boulogne to Calais. Quite hilly and very beautiful. Special the one rolling patch with fields in different colours. Tomorrow of with the ferry to the Uk. Actually very excited!

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Fri, 19. May 2023
day 66

Hello Great Britain! At last, I made it to the ferry and get to the UK! The last stretches of a part of the journey I always feel a bit like moving on, and curious for the new beginning. The ferry ride was very easy, got fish and chips and then found myself in Dover. The harbour was quite confusing, as I'm not used to ride on the left side. Luckily there was a little red line I could follow, which got me safely out of the area. And immediately in a very beautiful landscape. I was focused so much to stay on the left, that it seemed obvious to stay on the left when I saw a tunnel going steep downhill. Quite adventurous ride, downhill, tunnel, dark. When I arrived at the bottom, I realised that it was the wrong direction. So, up again. Arrived safely in Folkestone. Super cute little town and great to meet some old friends.

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Mood: happy :)