Day 9 - Colmar to Ribeauville

Aug 13, 2023 - 16 miles

Biking day 9 - Colmar to Ribeauville, 16 miles, 1,058’. Today we had planned to have an easy day, but did 1,058’ of climbing, most of it was steep enough we had to walk up, we basically each carried a 70lb bike up 100 flights of stairs.

We explored Colmar for most of the morning. Bought some amazing croissants, and went back to buy more, and the shelves were completely empty, sold out! Food in France has been excellent! Every town we pass though is full of beautifully restored timber frame buildings. Unlike Switzerland and Germany, which have drinking water fountains every few miles, there’s no water to be found on the trails in France; we’ve only seen one in the last two days. You may have heard of Breakfast for dinner, or Linner, but today we did Dinnert! In the last week, according to Strava, we’ve burned 18k calories.

We booked a last minute hotel in the heart of Ribeauville old town for $125 Euro (Hotel/Restaurant Caveau de l'ami Fritz). The place is amazing, one of the old exposed beam houses, 2 bedrooms with a loft, and funky layout.

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