Photo Tour of the Bike Path

  Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Stephanie / Exploration  

Take a run with us! Port St Louis du Rhone has a fabulous bike path that runs along the Rhone River. This bike path and other well maintained trails in the immediate area are great for running. This not only keeps us sane after a day of perplexing boat projects, but it's also whipping us back into shape and helping us to see more sights around town. Here is a glimpse of our typical route. [caption id="attachment_288" align="alignnone" width="988"] Then end of our street intersects with this street, at the far right corner of this photo. Here the bike path runs along the Rhone River.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_290" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Along the Rhone River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_313" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Reeds along the riverbank. In the Camargue region of France reeds are harvested from November-April and primarily used for traditional roofing.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_312" align="alignnone" width="700"] This view of the park is from the street, looking across the park toward the river.  We run the bike path along the river and around the back of the building at the park's perimeter.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_311" align="alignnone" width="700"] Detail of the artwork on the building at the park's perimeter.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_317" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Street-side of the park looking back toward where we started - town to the left, Rhone & bike path to the right.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_295" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Entrance from Rhone River into this local harbor. Here the bike path along the Rhone takes a turn, and we cross a street between the harbor and the building at the park's perimeter to rejoin the bike path.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_296" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Local fishing harbor - Rhone to the left.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_299" align="alignnone" width="359"] Rejoining the bike path after crossing the street between the harbor and the building at the park's perimeter.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_300" align="alignnone" width="643"] Back on the bike path[/caption] [caption id="attachment_302" align="alignnone" width="359"] Fitness trail - extends from the bike path to the Rhone and follows the river bank.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_303" align="alignnone" width="643"] Fitness trail - we've run this, unfortunately it had rained the day prior and so on picture day the trail had flooded. The Rhone rises rapidly after rainy days.[/caption] On and on...the bike path continues all the way to the town of Arles; that's the town which is a 40-minute drive away where we'd found our first hardware store.  Most days along the bike path we encounter several walkers, families, bikers, few runners, and several dogs.  It's nice seeing so many people outdoors.  That must be how the French stay so slim!