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Gy to Besancon

Bob from L.A. !

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Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018
Got off to a dark and early start in Gy, knowing today's temperature was going into the 80's and I didn't want to be walking all day in the hot sun.
Walked a majority of the day through the hilly forest roads with little to no cell coverage, this inconvenience was made up with adequate directional signage along the way.
After 19 miles I made it into Besancon , enjoyed great views and a celebratory sushi dinner.


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Switzerland soon. Have you planned your accommodation as it’s pricey over there?
@Cornedbeef - Yes, I have booked everything all way to Rome months in advance.
Even here in Besancon, getting close to the Swiss border I can see prices for many things are higher than just days in the passed.

If you are staying in Montreux have a beer on the outside terrace at the Montreux Jazz Cafe. Watch the guests traipsing across to the gardens across the road with the hotel doorman walking into the middle of the road to stop the traffic.

Saw an Indian wedding party go across to get pics as the backdrop is spectacular.

At the same time you can look at the high end cars the doorman has stopped to let the guests cross.

Wouldn’t be out of place in Rodeo Drive - except the backdrop is better.
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If you need to get around Montreux, the buses are free as long as you pick up one of the "Riviera" cards from the accommodation.

Hey thank you for the tip.
Being on that tight 90 day schedule I won't have much time other than walking, laundry, a few beers, good meal then off to bed.
I do appreciate the information though and have logged it into my itinerary.
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