Yesterday morning we started off in Lörrach next to Basel. The city of Lörrach had a short reception for us and the deputy mayor Mrs. Jutta Krauel said a few nice words. The press was there and took a picture in front of our banner as shown here next to this text. The related article you can read on http://www.badische-zeitung.de/loerrach/lesefoerderung-per-velo–33385723.html.
The first day we finished after 107 km in Bussang on the western side of the Vosges Mountains in Lorraine, France. To get there we passed the highest point of the tour the 731 m (2,398 feet) high Col de Bussang.
In Bussang we slept in a great cabin. The cabin master prepared a barbecue for us. The third picture next to this text displays the whole group in front of the cabin this morning before we set of for Épinal. To get there was the easiest stretch of the tour. Only 65km – mostly downhill.