Month: October 2013

Cycling to Chateauneuf du Pape

It is with a very sad heart that we say goodbye to Philippe and Sylvie at Villa Noria. ┬áTheir hospitality has made our time here so perfect. Philippe’s cooking has made our meals something to definitely look forward to. Philippe advised us at breakfast that there is a strong weather front coming through today with

Three Perfect Itineraries For Cycling Near Mont Ventoux

My mission on this trip to Provence was to determine if the area around Mont Ventoux was just for serious cyclists, or if there were itineraries for normal cyclists like me. There are plenty of recreational cyclists who would love to explore the beauty and mystique of this famous region, but are not interested in

Cycling In The Shadow Of Mont Ventoux

The Giant of Provence. The Beast of Provence. The watchdog of the Rhone Valley. Even on days when the top is hidden by the clouds, you are always aware that it is there. Nestled below it on all sides are small towns and villages perfect for exploring. Whether you ever intend to ride to the

Cycling Through The Vineyards and Olive Groves Toward Mont Ventoux

Did you ever have one of those days when everything was so perfect you couldn’t imagine anything going wrong? Today was one of those days. I felt quite queasy when we left the busy streets of Vaison-la-Romaine, but actually felt better on my bike. It was already quite warm as we started toward our destination

Cycling Surrounded By History In Vaison La Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine is definitely a town you want to stay and enjoy for a while. Once you catch your breath from the steep 2 km+ climb up to the old city, you’re instantly captivated by the quiet charm of the narrow cobblestone streets. The old city is under the shadow of the ruins of the castle