Year: 2014

Cycling The Petit Tour De Manche: What I Liked And Didn’t Like

If you’re looking for a cycling route to explore Northern France and southern England, then the Petit Tour de Manche itinerary should be at the top of your list!  In its entirety, this route includes 400km of marked cycling from Dorset England to the famous Brittany town of Saint Malo.  From Saint Malo, the itinerary

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Best Resources For Planning A Cycling Trip To The D-Day Beaches

Planning a bicycling trip to Normandy’s D-Day Beaches can be overwhelming. First of all, there’s an incredible amount to see and do around the D-Day Beaches:  there are five landing beaches and over 50 major historical sites, museums and attractions.  Then there’s the distance between the landing beaches, which isn’t much by car, but can

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Rating The D-Day Beaches To Mont-St-Michel Cycle Route

I’m a planning nut.  I spend hours researching itineraries for future bicycling trips. Once I zero in on a potential itinerary, I spend a huge amount of time researching places to stay along the way.  For every night of a trip, I spend about 3-4 hours researching the best places to stay.  The payoff for

Cycling in France With Kids

Bicycling overseas with kids has changed a lot since my last trip with two teenage daughters more than 10 years ago.  More greenways, expanded rental options, improved route signage and more family-friendly lodging options have all helped make cycling the preferred vacation choice for millions of families around the world.  Every summer, I am amazed

Reflections on Cycling in Normandy and Brittany

My last cycling trip to Normandy and Brittany was amazing.  It was full of highs and lows, emotion, challenge, adventure and great new friends.   Even some of the low points of the trip are starting to take on a new, more positive perspective after being home just two weeks!  Without a doubt, I can