What an incredible day 1! Despite jet lag, despite forgetting we couldn’t check into our B&B until 5:00, despite technology problems, it was a fantastic day! The weather is gorgeous, about 15 degrees warmer than expected and the entire city of Strasbourg must either be on a bicycle or eating at a cafe. There are no seats at any cafes and the streets are full of bicycles! We picked up our bikes at Esprit Cycles on Rue du Faubourg de Pierre, Cannondale hybrids that we’ll ride for the next three weeks. They are really great bikes, so thanks to Esprit Cycles for making the rental process so easy!
There are bicycle paths literally everywhere in this city. We are staying in the suburbs of Strasbourg as there are no rooms in the City because of the Ascension Thursday holiday this week. The bike paths are so good that it takes less than 15 minutes to be in the center of Strasbourg. Amazing. Everyone is on bikes here, young, old, working people, vacationing people, people with kids, even the police. The bike path network and the path signage are truly first class. Here are some of my favorite photos from Day 1.
With such a great beginning, this is going to be one fantastic bicycling adventure! Stay tuned for day two!