If the weather’s still good (it is!) in the week following the bank holiday, it’s a nice time to be here. The hordes of holiday-makers start to evaporate, Die market stops being a scrum, and the main Drôme valley road, the D93 becomes pleasant to cycle on again.
For the busiest part of the summer, it’s not the best place to be – some parts are completely unavoidable, and though quite long stretches have a decent cycle space, just the sheer number of cars, especially west of Die, makes it wise to take side roads where possible, at the busier times of the day. At least they are now widening bits where it’s been worst, for instance at Vercheny.
Well, you’ll see from the photos below what a glorious road it is when it’s quiet.