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Old 11-11-16, 04:23 AM
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Nants to Basel, when to start?

Hi

i want do trip from nantes france to basel switzerland part of road eurovelo6
my question in which month it is better do this trip for sunny days with no rains
who can advise to me?
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I'm planning that route next May-June. Starting St Malo, down to St Nazaire then along EV6. I'm going to divert to watch a few stages of Criterium Du Dauphine beg June, including Alpe D'Huez 10 June, then up to Basel and along EV15 to Dusseldorf in time for the TDF. Back home across Belgium. I rode down to the Pyrenees mainly along EV1 during May/June this year, I'd say it was a good time weather wise. Hot some days, but never too cold and very little wind or rain. Might bump into you if you're travelling at the same time!
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I wouldn't start before halfway April. Burgundy tends to a continental climate, I went there by car in late march once, and winter was still full on. 6 Degrees Celsius below zero, a week later Dijon exploded into spring, sunny and pleasantly hot. That was a great experience, lovely city, and winter was late so everybody was getting impatient, and in turned in one day. Everybody went out in their loveliest clothes to celebrate spring in every way, just walking the streets has never been as sensual since. But I was glad I was not on a bike the week before.

And you would cross the Chablis, which is notoriously wet and grey. By French standards, so it's not that bad, but also much better in spring weather than in winter weather. Around june it can get very hot in Burgundy, so I'd try to finish before the end of may.
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i want start at 10 april, i hope it will be good weather.
can you guys told me what about animals for example wolves or bears, should i get any protection from it? or i dont need to be worry about it ?
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No worries, there are only a few bears in the Pyrenees, wolves are very rare and pose no threat to humans, wild bores stay deep in the forests. Escaped farm animals and poorly trained dogs are probably the only animal dangers, allthough you might have to brake for the occasional flock of sheep.
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Thanks for info, i appreciate it.
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