I think it is fair to say that after more than 2.000 km, I was sick of these lowlands and happy to climb a little. I remember that I once fell from a bicicle in Kopenhagen. I never fell before from a bicicle. Some say, I was drunk, my theory is that it was too flat.
From Ilholdy, there is a normal road that goes around the mountains to Saint Jean. The guy from the bar gave me the hint for the mountain shortcut, which I highly appreciated because it made me arrive early in Saint Jean.