Tag: bicycling in the Vaucluse

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

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Cycling to Chateauneuf du Pape, Surrounded By Mountains and Vineyards

It is with a very sad heart that we say goodbye to Philippe and Sylvie at Villa Noria.  Their hospitality has made our time here so perfect. Philippe’s cooking has made our meals something to definitely look forward to. Philippe advised us at breakfast that there is a strong weather front coming through today with

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Cycling In The Shadow Of Mont Ventoux

The Giant of Provence. The Beast of Provence. The watchdog of the Rhone Valley. Even on days when the top is hidden by the clouds, you are always aware that it is there. Nestled below it on all sides are small towns and villages perfect for exploring. Whether you ever intend to ride to the

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Surrounded By History In Vaison La Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine is definitely a town that you want to stay and enjoy for a while. Once you catch your breath from the steep 2 km+ climb up to the old city, you are instantly captivated by the quiet charm of the narrow cobblestone streets. The old city is under the shadow of the ruins of

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Glamping and Truffles in Provence, the Ultimate Indulgence!

As I was finishing my research on routes for my upcoming trip, I came upon this upscale “campground”, and I just had to write about it!  Called Lodges en Provence, this isn’t like any campground you have ever seen.  A stay at Lodges en Provence is an experience in what’s called glamping–camping done in a