Day 12: Cycle Route to Aire-sur-L’Adour

Today hills are less numerous; the terrain is mainly rolling. You will zip by fields of grapevines and of corn (maize), covering the 39 km easily in the morning, and have a free afternoon for relaxation or shopping. The highway is not busy and is fairly wide – except through the towns, where the streets are narrow, often one way and sufficiently slow moving that you can ride in the middle of the lane with traffic.

Corn (maize) , near Nogaro

The directions for today are uncomplicated: Follow D931 from Éauze through Manciet, Nogaro (gites, b&bs, hotels, restaurants, food), and Barcocellone-du-Gers to Aire-sur-l’Adour (gites, b&bs, hotels, camping, train service). Nogaro is a large town; D931 goes straight down the main street, which is one way with you and the best way through the town. In Aire-sur-l’Adour, also large and with all facilities and lodgings, you are now in the French Department of Lande .

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