Year: 2013

Cycling In Provence: Mont Ventoux Region Not To Be Missed!

I always imagined the Mont Ventoux region as the domain of expert cyclists, not an area that would be welcoming to a normal, average recreational cyclist like me. After my recent trip to this area, I’m happy to report that this is definitely another region in France to add to your bucket list of cycling

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Cycling to Chateauneuf du Pape, Surrounded By Mountains and Vineyards

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

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Three Perfect Itineraries For Bicycling 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

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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

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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