Tag: Bicycling the Canal du Midi

Experience France By Bike’s 2013 Best Places to Stay, Part I

Choosing my top 10 places to stay is one of my favorite ways to start the new year!  Not only does it let me review my trips of the year, but it reminds me of all the great friendships developed on our trips. To me, there is no single more important element to bicycle trip

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Bicycling The Canal du Midi: The Best Comes Last

By Maggie LaCoste So the last two nights I have fallen asleep working on my daily posts from the road. Both days were pretty hard riding and a bit stressful, but as each day before, were full of adventure and great stories. But today, my last on the Canal du Midi was such a special

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Adventure Bicycling the Canal Du Midi Continues

By Maggie LaCoste Our last morning in Carcassonne was picture perfect: a great breakfast on the terrace at Carcassonne Guesthouse, overlooking the incredible fortress. No matter how long I look at La Cite, it is so unbelievable that it looks like a Disney movie set!  Having the opportunity to visit Carcassonne and tour La Cite

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First Impressions: Biking The Canal du Midi

By Maggie LaCoste We have finally found sun and warmth along the Canal du Mall fairness, the sun did finally appear in Saint-Emilion at sunset last night, but there was no warmth.  But today is a different story:  bright sunshine and warm temperatures. I have heard many complaints about the condition of the paths along

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Bicycling in France: It’s Always So Difficult to Choose!

By Maggie LaCoste Choosing bicycle trip destinations in France is never easy!  I’ve been busy planning a biking trip in France for late August and choosing my final destinations was definitely not easy. I initially planned to cycle the 240km path along the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sete on the Mediterranean. Listed as