By Maggie LaCoste
I cannot believe that it is Christmas, 2012! It was such a great year for bicycling in France with the debut of the major route, La Velodyssee in June, the expansion of many regional routes and an increasing trend of better online resources for people interested in cycling in France. There are so many new and improved routes that I will definitely need to plan several trips to France in 2013 to explore them all!
Before I start planning for the new year, I thought I would share some of my favorite bicycling photos from 2012 with you. Reviewing over 1500 photos from the year made me wish that I was packing my bags this week to leave for a bicycling trip in some warm climate, but for now, I will just enjoy my memories from bicycling in France in 2012!
Entering Bordeaux from the bicycle path
Canele at the Sunday Bordeaux market
St Martin de Re on the cyclist’s paradise of the Ile de Re
A view of La Rochelle from the port
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Bike path between Rochefort and Marennes
Marennes, the City of the Oyster
Aquitaine is a seafood lover’s paradise
The view from La Velodyssee near La Palmyre
La Velodyssee in the Charente Maritime
La Carrelet in Royan
A perfect picnic oyster
A rainy day in Vaux sur Mer near Royan
Our 20 Euro shelter from the storm near La Velodyssee
View of the Dune du Pilat at low tide in Arcachon Bay
Oyster farms in Cap Ferret
Cap Ferret lighthouse
The main square of St. Jean de Luz
Sightseeing near La Velodyssee at the Fort of Socoa
The view from La Velodyssee en route to Hendaye
The colors of low tide along the Atlantic Coast
The Rocks of Hendaye
Famous Bayonne ham
Foggy morning along the Anglet greenway near Bayonne
A favorite sign on the greenway along surfer’s alley
Along the River Nive in Bayonne
How can you possibly choose? Scenes from the St. Jean de Luz market
A favorite view of St. Jean de Luz
A favorite memory of France
Hoping that you have a wonderful holiday season filled with thoughts of bicycling in France in 2013!