Basically today's route followed as near as reasonably possible the course of the River Thouet for 90km north from St Loup to where it joins the Loire at Saumur. The ride was partly along willow banked river side and partly steeply up and down small hills to cut of the meanders.
Panna cotta and nectarines
After a 2 hour lunch we were grateful that the next 10km was along the river bank.
Arrived at Loire in Saumur at 1745.
Our €85 Logis Hotel (the Critsal) is on the waterfront, and we have a river view from the hotel.
Dinner was excellent foie gras, crispy pigs trotter, cheese, strawberry surprise. But we were both very full at the end
Distance today 90km
Average speed 17.08 kph