Epic European Cycle : 2015-05-17 : La Véloscénie to Mortain

Activity
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle La Véloscénie Bagnoles-de-l'Orne / Domfront $0.00 0.00 0.00 21km
Cycle La Véloscénie Domfront / Barenton $0.00 0.00 0.00 17.7km
Cycle La Véloscénie Barenton / Mortain $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 8: 14.4km: Total 338km
Accommodation
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Mortain Municipal Camping Random walk-in Mortain $11.00


Trip Log

Notes Actions
We left Bagnoles this morning with some uncertainty about where we'd stop for the night. Domfront was too soon, Mortain was a good distance, except it was a few km off our main trail, and likely to be on the tippy top of a mountain. St-Hilaire seemed too far. We ended up opting for Mortain, but trying to find our way into town efficiently proved to be a chore. We took a cycle trail that looked like it went into town, when, in fact, it bypasses town on the wrong side of a gorge. We got some directions from a verbose French man who spoke no English at all and figured we had an idea. We kept going along the trail and ended up at Le Neufbourg. There was a map there so we had a look and figured we might know where to find the campground, so we set off along a road back toward Mortain. Brent thought the campground was down a 20% grade hill, but I wasn't convinced. He went down the hill and didn't find a campground, so he came back up. I suggested going into Mortain which was a left-hand turn at that point. We did that and ultimately found the campground. It's right in town, but still pretty nice. It cost 8E for the night, and included full washroom facilities and a short hike to Petite Cascades, which has two steep entrances - one from the campground side and one from the side where Brent went down the hill. We ended up cycling 57km today, which was lots.


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