Cycling In France: Best Photos of 2014

I have so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving:  my family, my health, my friends, the opportunities I have to bicycle in France, finishing my first e-book, A Weekend Trip From Blois to Chambord, and last but not least, the ever growing number of great bike paths in France!  For the last week, I’ve been working on my top 5 cycling routes in France for 2014 and I am amazed at the expansion of new and existing routes in the last year.  But for today, I’d like to say thanks for the two terrific trips I enjoyed this year, and all the people who helped make this one of my best year’s cycling in France ever!  I hope that you are starting to think about bicycling in France in 2014, and just to tempt you a bit, here are some of my favorite photos from this year.

A leisurely Sunday along the river in Bordeaux
A leisurely Sunday along the river in Bordeaux
Bicycling the backroads near Saint Emilion
Bicycling the backroads near Saint Emilion
View of Saint Emilion from the vineyards
View of Saint Emilion from the vineyards
Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi
Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi
Peaceful scene along the Canal du Midi
Peaceful scene along the Canal du Midi
Locks along the Canal du Midi
Locks along the Canal du Midi
Full moon over Carcassonne
Full moon over Carcassonne
Charming seaside town of Marseillan-Plage
Charming seaside town of Marseillan-Plage
Cycling through the famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards
Cycling through the famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Market day
Market day
Hill towns of Provence
Hill towns of Provence
Cycling through the hills of Provence on a Sun-e-Bike
Cycling through the hills of Provence on a Sun-e-Bike
The ochre cliffs of Roussillon
The ochre cliffs of Roussillon
The Palace of the Popes in Avignon
The Palace of the Popes in Avignon
Through the Gigondas vineyards enroute to Vaison la Romaine
Through the Gigondas vineyards enroute to Vaison la Romaine
The streets of old town, Vaison la Romaine
The streets of old town, Vaison la Romaine
View of Mont Ventoux on a cloudy morning
View of Mont Ventoux on a cloudy morning
Town of Bedoin, beginning point for ascent of Mont Ventoux
Town of Bedoin, beginning point for ascent of Mont Ventoux

My travels were full of so many experiences and new friends that I will probably never have enough time to write about them all.  I am looking forward to incorporating many of my 2013 experiences into an upcoming book on bicycling in the Vaucluse region of Provence. So while the Mistral winds have taken over most parts of Provence, I will enjoy reflecting back on my travels, and give thanks for the opportunity to share my travels with you!

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