Month: June 2013

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Bicycling in Provence: From Vineyards to France’s Venice to the Luberon

The summer heat arrived several days ago, finally. It’s made for glorious days cycling, but it also zaps every bit of energy out of your body.  Last night, once again I fell asleep with my i-Pad on my lap, unable to finish a post about our stage from Chateauneuf du Pape to L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue.  I’ve decided

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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Bicycling The Canal du Midi: The Best Comes Last

By Maggie LaCoste So the last two nights I have fallen asleep working on my daily posts from the road. Both days were pretty hard riding and a bit stressful, but as each day before, were full of adventure and great stories. But today, my last on the Canal du Midi was such a special

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Adventure Bicycling the Canal Du Midi Continues

By Maggie LaCoste Our last morning in Carcassonne was picture perfect: a great breakfast on the terrace at Carcassonne Guesthouse, overlooking the incredible fortress. No matter how long I look at La Cite, it is so unbelievable that it looks like a Disney movie set!  Having the opportunity to visit Carcassonne and tour La Cite

Cycling The Canal Du Midi: Castelnaudary to Carcassonne

We left Castelnaudary in gloomy dark skies and a light mist.  I thought I was in the South of France, the home to 360 days of sunshine a year!  Everywhere we go, everyone says the same thing:  never seen weather like this before!  Great!  Poor trip timing on my part. Despite the steady mist, the