Tag: bicycling in France

First Impressions: Bicycling The Canal du Midi

We have finally found sun and warmth along the Canal du Midi! While the sun finally appeared in Saint-Emilion at sunset last night, there was no warmth.  But today’s a different story:  bright sunshine and warm temperatures. I’ve heard many complaints about the condition of the paths along the Canal du Midi, and I am

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What To Do On A Rainy Day In Saint-Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Day 4 of the rain. We decided to not let it deter us since we leave here for Languedoc tomorrow.  Don’t know if others would do the same, so am sending along some ideas of things to do on a rainy day(many of which I also did today)! 1. Linger at breakfast,

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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.  The answer isn’t simple and may vary from trip

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Where to Stay When Cycling in France

By Maggie LaCoste I spend a lot of time researching where to stay on my bicycling trips.  In response to a number of e-mails that I received on my Top Places to Stay for 2012 posts, I thought I would share a bit of how I go about making my selections. I spend more time

Resources To Help Plan Your Bike Trip to France

Cyclotourism is getting to be big business in Europe, worth somewhere around 45+ billion Euros per year to the European economy.  This is great for you and me because countries like France, (and Germany, Austria and Switzerland) want our business.  Their improving their marketing efforts and they are rapidly stepping up efforts to provide better