The Road to Arlon

Arlon - The Road to Arlon

I pushed the bike uphill for at least an hour then had to stop for a rest, the birds were singing the sun was shining and I was feeling positive, especially as the sun was out at last. I followed the N40 throughout the day, the village and towns kept going by Libin, Recogne, Semel, I stopped just outside Neufchateau and as the sun was beating down with just a few fluffy clouds in the sky. I lay all my gear out to dry over some cut down trees at the entrance to a field a fair had recently taken place, well at least that’s what I thought the sign said. Everything was dried my tent, groundsheet, sleeping bag and mat, even my jacket, I stayed there 2 hours sorting everything out and lying in the sun.

Neufchateau was disappointing but in a nice way, I was expecting 9 fancy châteaux, if they were there I didn’t see them. The town hall was very elegant. I sat on a wall at the bottom of a long steep hill not really looking at my map just putting off the inevitable climb. I was going to have to climb it one way or another but chose the easy way and pushed the bike up. Leaving the outskirts of Neufchateau I spotted a commercial centre and managed to get another gas canister as the one I had was almost empty, a mile or two further along I came across an Aldi so stocked up on food, as I had a new gas canister I thought I would make a potato omelette. When I came out of Aldi I noticed the front chain ring had cut through the bottom of my water bottle, so had to go back in for a 1.5 ltr bottle instead of 2 ltr.

Almost next to Aldi was a picnic area, so I made potato omelette and coffee, okay more like scrambled egg and potato, it still tasted good though. I contemplated sleeping at the picnic area but it was too open and too close to the main road. I carried on for another two hours until I arrived at the village of the donkeys.

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About John Holt

John Holt has worked in the travel industry for over 14 years and comes highly recommended by Trip Advisor for his practical and candid talks on travel destinations. Spending 18 months as a "Local Interest Specialist" for a leading tour operator John has become known as having more practical information than Google.

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