Category: Cycling Around Mont Ventoux

Cycling In Provence: A Week Just Won’t Be Enough!

Provence was the first region in France I visited as a tourist and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.  Despite my love of Provence, it was only several years ago that I had the courage to tour the region by bike. Like many people, I equated cycling in Provence with the Tour de

Cycling Around Mont Ventoux Is Not Just For Experts!

Today is Bastille Day, a perfect day to watch one of the most exciting stages of this year’s Tour de France!  From a start in Montpelier, the Peloton travels to Vaucluse, the heart of Provence, home to Mont Ventoux, the Beast of Provence and dream destination of many serious cyclists. While this region is widely

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

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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Gorgeous Weather, Wine Everywhere But Food Hard To Find!

By Maggie LaCoste Monday in France. A day when about a lot of restaurants and food stores in France are closed. I know this, having bicycled many Mondays in France, and I should have known better. But we were rushed to get on the road for Vaison la Romaine, so only picked up water for