Rest Days 11 and 12: We relished the rare opportunity to have 2 consecutive rest days. After doing some chores in the morning we strolled around the historic quarter of ‘Montreal’ and spent a few lazy hours soaking up the sun in a river-side park. Just what the doctor ordered after weeks of biking! The second day off was more energetic with a gentle jog through ‘Parc du Mont-Royal’, a 230-metre hill next to the downtown area. It made an enjoyable change to cycling and we were rewarded with a super view of the city. We were impressed by the French ambiance in Montreal and enjoyed eating out each evening, replacing some of the calories burned on the bike over the summer!

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