Mont St. Michel, Normandy (France)

Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy, France, is an iconic island commune topped by a medieval abbey. Surrounded by tidal flats, it becomes isolated during high tide, creating a stunning, timeless spectacle.
Cycle routes passing Mont St. Michel
Weeks I stayed Mont St. Michel
Wed, 3. May 2023
Day 54

The first accident happened. From Saint-Malo to Mont Saint-Michel. A beautiful ride, but stretchy. Along the coast. You can see Mont Saint-Michel ages before you actually get there. I’m not a big fan of these rides, specially if there‘s headwind. But, many many oysters along the way by taking my time made it nonetheless nice. They even have oyster vending machines here, that would be my dream to have in of these closeby my house.

All was good, until I reached Saint-Michel. Lots of people make me always nervous. Plus a shared road with pedestrians and people not really used to biking. Pedestrians come towards me, a group of people on bikes overtook them, they saw that I was coming. Then they gaze around and get into my part of the road. Shaved off quite a bit of my hand with their handlebar. One of the pedestrians helped me clean the wound, but I was quite furious about the bikers. It’s so important to look at the road. A lot of people don’t get it. I biked quickly to the actual Mont Saint-Michel, but didn’t get in. Too many people. I’m going to stay away from these mass tourist attractions. They might be beautiful, but I have never enjoyed them.

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Thu, 4. May 2023
Day 55

Biking through forests and not so hilly areas is not as spectacular, but it is still very beautiful. Lots of flowers blossoming, lush green everywhere. And yeah, quite some rain as well. I don’t mind it too much, as long as it’s not pouring. And as long as there’s no thunderstorm. Thunder and lightning freak me out quite a bit when I’m on the bike. But not today.

Stayed in a BnB, and enjoyed it quite. Mainly because my hand was hurting still a bit and because of the rain. Having a crash, even when not really bad, is something that takes a day for me to get over it.

Got some strawberry cake and cooked in the evening. Plus, I ate whole head of salad.

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Mood: happy :)