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Experience France By Bike’s Best Places to Stay, Part II

I hope you enjoyed reading about the first five of my favorite places to stay for 2013!  I’m sorry for the delay in publishing Part II, but I moved last week…need I say more?  I’m happy to say that I am now back on track and excited about closing the books on 2013 and writing […]

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Planning A Bike Trip to France: Ten Money Saving Tips

The Mistral winds and the cold have settled over France and only the most determined cyclists are out on the trails. For most of us, the time between Christmas shopping and holiday parties is the perfect time to start thinking about ideas for bicycling in France in 2014. During the next few months, I’ll be […]

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Bicycling in Sunny Provence: Chateauneuf du Pape

Gorgeous weather, gorgeous scenery and wines that make you weak.  First day in Provence, perfection. I am in a simple small hotel with a million dollar view looking out at the vineyards.  Wonderful cycling here but more rolling hills than we saw along the Canal du Midi. Here are some of my favorite photos from […]

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First Impressions: Biking The Canal du Midi

By Maggie LaCoste We have finally found sun and warmth along the Canal du Mall fairness, the sun did finally appear in Saint-Emilion at sunset last night, but there was no warmth.  But today is a different story:  bright sunshine and warm temperatures. I have heard many complaints about the condition of the paths along […]

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How Hard Could It Be To Write A Bicycling in France Guidebook?

By Maggie LaCoste In case any of you have missed seeing my weekly posts lately, thanks for missing me! I have been in the midst of completing one of the biggest adventures of my bicycling career and I never even left the house to do it. For the last 6 weeks I have been putting […]

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My Favorite Loire River Bicycling Itineraries–Part I

By Maggie LaCoste My next two posts are dedicated to those of you who have written asking for itinerary suggestions for exploring the Loire by bike.  As many of you know, the Loire is one of my favorite itineraries in Europe.  The route has everything:  castles, abbeys, grand cathedrals, troglodyte dwellings, vineyards, fantastic markets, unbelievable […]

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Experience France by Bike’s 2012 Top Places to Stay, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste A great place to stay can provide a perfect ending to a hard day of bicycling.  Likewise, a mediocre lodging choice can ruin even the most perfect day of bicycle touring.  That’s why I spend so much time researching places to stay when planning my bicycling itineraries. To me, the perfect place […]

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