82km of 3042km so far…
I went through the beautiful center of Frejus one more time before I continued to the east by the coastal road. Frejus is connected with Saint Raphael, another old city, but I didn’t see much of it apart from its beaches.
It was the third day in a row that I got my rear inner tube punctured. I fixed it and finally came to the conclusion it is because of the protective tape that keeps moving around and revealing the spoke holes. I added more celotape on top of the tape and also I also bought a new protective tape, so if it happens again, I’ll fix it once for good.
Most of the road today was a little up and down by the coast, going in parallel with the train lines. The environment was dominated by the red rocks and a few steep cliffs. It seems to be another popular route for road cyclists as I saw many on the way, but not as friendly this time as the majority of them didn’t even bother looking at me.
After a sandwich for lunch, I entered the famous for its film festival city of Cannes. I visited the theater where the festival is taking place and had a quick look around. But other than that, I wasn’t that impressed. The long beach was just below the main road and the train lines, not very ideal for relaxing. The city it self was full of posh hotels, casinos, big carsÂ and expensive bananas.
I got back on the bike and continued east. On the way I passed the very nice village of Antibes, just before I entered Nice. I was a little worried going to another big city, but this time things were pretty easy, as I just followed the coast which has a big and well maintained cycling lane.