Year: 2014

Staying Connected When Cycling In France

We’re spoiled by how easy and affordable it is to communicate, text and tweet to family and friends, post to Facebook, get the latest news and restaurant recommendations and get directions when we get lost.  Until we go overseas.  Unless you have a European phone or SIM card, communication overseas can be difficult and very

My Cycling Destination For 2014: Normandy and Brittany

To explore the WW II battle sites and memorials in France is always a special experience. But to do so by bike during the 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy invasion is a once in a lifetime opportunity, one that I couldn’t pass up.  In just over a month, I leave for Northern France to

Provence’s Vaucluse Region Perfect For Year-Round Cycling

The Vaucluse Region is one of my top 5 bicycling destinations for the summer, or anytime of year, perhaps except when the Mistral winds are blowing!  Whether you are a very experienced cyclist looking to challenge Mont Ventoux, a weekend cyclist not afraid of some minor hills, or a recreational cyclist interested in leisurely experiencing

Experience Paris to Mont Saint Michel By Bike On The Veloscenic

Whoever thought of creating a bicycling itinerary sandwiched between Paris and Mont Saint Michel was a genius!  The Veloscenic is one of the newest cycle routes in France, offering spectacular sightseeing across 4 regions including the Ile-de-France, Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire and Lower Normandy as well as 8 departments.  Touring cyclists will

Bike Rental Options for Summer Travel in France

I’m pretty picky about bikes that I rent when I travel.  Rightfully so.  If you’ve ever been stranded with a flat tire and a bad replacement inner tube in your rental-supplied repair kit, you know exactly what I mean!  As a result, I’m partial to bike rental companies that are owned and operated by bike