IMG 0199Apart from my head the night is quiet and restful. Our hosts are very helpful in the morning with plasters and getting the bikes out of their garage. Overall most impressive and a pleasure to meet, would stay again willingly.

Leaving Bourges we are back in the industrial agricultural wasteland that much of France seems to have become but this quickly converts to a more rural aspect with simply fantastic back roads with little or no traffic. Great riding.

A very large Plat du Jour lunch in Tronget, a tiny town on a backroad. IMG 0206

Finally we get to Ambert, somewhere in the central hills and (again with some difficulty) get a booking at the Station Hotel, hopefully not a busy nighttime station, and go out for an excellent dinner at Au beurre de thym just around the corner. First rate.