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“Fun for the family”
Review of Velorail

Velorail
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The surroundings are picturesque and the park at Bussiere-Galant is a treat with a large lake and high wire which crosses the lake

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

times on the flyers advertise 09-19 but velorail actually departs 11:00,1500 & 1730 during high season,
We arrived 1120 so had to return for the 3pm trip. English is spoken by the young team although rather begrudgingly.
The session started late and we were given an over-detailed and quite tedious instructive talk in very fast French, In fairness we and the Dutch speakers were given pauses in which to ask questions but decided the contraption was actually VERY simple to operate.
Even as we reached the start position and given final instructions no English was offered.
each Velorail seats four with 2 doing all the work. The single gear means effort is only necessary at low speeds and the uphill sections (don't worry they are railway gradients)
Rather noisy progress is soon made and the level crossings easy to navigate by responsible adults. I was reminded of "The great St Trinian's train robbery" ;-)
The only disappointment was the destination, a dead end clearing, just short of Chalus with no picnic tables or facilities. Everyone simply had a quick breather lifted and turned their carts around.
This is when the return trip order was agreed, with the slowest in rear. We had formed a train and helped them along previously.
A fun afternoon out and one of the many attractions of the Bussier Gallant Plan D'eau.
Just a pity it didn't link to the rest of Chalus and the voir verte cycle path beyond.

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