Geneva - Retyrement on 2 Wheels 2 - CycleBlaze

May 23, 2018

Geneva

We have a wonderful welcome to Geneva.


23 May Wednesday 

Geneva

We reach Geneva and start our journey.

The path takes us over Baghdad, Black Sea and Hungary to Geneva.

Michael assembles bikes with expertise and we find bike paths that take us through leafy lanes towards Rue Soubeyran.

Found a quiet nook for bike assembly.
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Boxes survived flight ok and bikes went together easily. The airport cleaners pounced on our redundant boxes and whisked them away- welcome to Switzerland!
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 As we check our bearings, a man with two boys on bikes asked where we were going, and says the magic words: " Follow me."

Our generous guide.
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He tells us about his cycling adventures in Sth America, offers us a place to stay should we need it, and says he will be at the little bar/ bistro at bottom of the building later on. 

Our warm showers host has left instructions as he is away, and we find our room. The building is a cooperative. It seems there is a communal laundry, shared open areas, but private apartments. We have a guest room. 

View from our room.
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These oldish apartment buildings are being saved from demolition by groups moving in and renovating.
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Our Warmshowers accomodation.
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Later we do go to the bar, met Philippe, our guide from earlier in the day, his wife and children and enjoyed their company and hospitality . (They insist on paying). All the children play in the garden.

A wonderful start.

Today's ride: 15 km (9 miles)
Total: 15 km (9 miles)

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