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Day 18 - 8 July 2012

Day 18 - Sunday 8 July 2012

Route: From Pisa in Italy to Nice in France

Departure Time: 08:30

Arrival Time: 17:30

Time in the Saddle: 9h:00m

Day Distance: 269mls (433km) 

Tour Distance to Date: 3897mls (6274km)

Tour Time in the Saddle: 100h40m

Saying goodbye to the Tower of Pisa I head west towards the sea. Riding along one of the most beautiful coast lines in Europe with spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea. Driving on the Formula 1 track in Monaco was one of the highlights of the day - I passed under the buildings (tunnel) and the road had the familiar red and white edge markings. School holidays and weekend meant the roads were crazy busy and it took a lot of concentration and time in the saddle to complete the mere 269mls - but the coastal towns, villages, mountains and sea front made it as worth it. I spent the night at Les Cigales. Supper - two bowls of mussels :-)

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