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Would I Recommend Bicycling The Canal Du Midi? Part II

As mentioned in my last post on this topic, I have struggled with this question, as there are so many wonderful things to enjoy along the Canal du Midi.  But there are some problems with the condition of the towpath that are difficult to overlook. On the one hand, there are segments of the route

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Would I Recommend Bicycling The Canal Du Midi? Part I

Yes. No. Maybe. Only under the following circumstances…. How could such a simple question be so complicated? I’ve tried answering this question for the last 3 weeks since returning from France and I still can’t give you a simple yes or no. To help you understand why I’m conflicted, let’s take a look at some

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Bicycling in France: It’s All About the Experience

By Maggie LaCoste When you’re planning a bicycling trip to France or anywhere else, how do you decide how many miles/kilometers to do each day? I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails regarding this question lately, so I know many of you must be busy planning trips. ┬áThe answer isn’t simple and may vary from trip

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EuroVelo1 in France: La Velodyssee, Part II

By Maggie LaCoste The more I read about La Velodyssey, the more excited I get about biking the cycle path in less than 2 months! Like me, few cyclists will probably ride the entire 1,200 km route from Roscoff to the Spanish border. When planning a trip, not only do you have the main cycle

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Planning Your Bike Trip to France

By Maggie LaCoste Sometimes when you are planning a trip, it’s the little things that get overlooked. On my way back home from my recent biking trip to the Loire, I made a list of things that I wished that someone had told me before I took one of my earlier bike trips. I’d like