Tag: bike in France

New French Rail Website for Bicyclists

SNCF, operator of France’s national rail service has a new website designed to help bicyclists navigate the train network. The website is easy to navigate, is full of information you should know if you plan to carry a bike on a train while bicycling in France and it’s in English.  The website doesn’t make it

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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 Provence: Can This Be Heaven?

Day 2 of my Sun-e-Bike adventure in Provence. We are on our way to the town of Saignon in the heart of the  Luberon along a route famed for its beautiful lavender fields.  We climb uphill for what seems like forever, but the climb is effortless on our electric bikes.  As we reach the top

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Adventures Bicycling in France

By Maggie LaCoste It’s never a good thing when you are awoken by terrible thunder the first morning of a bike trip, as was the case this morning. Bordeaux in June should be sunny and warm, just perfect weather for bicycling.  The last three days have been cold with showers and sideways rain.  People who

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Luxury In A Bicycling Helmet?

By Maggie LaCoste I would have never used the words “luxury” and “bike helmet” in the same sentence until I made my latest purchase for my bicycling trip to France. I was in our local triathalon store with my daughter several weeks ago and I tried on a Rudy Project bike helmet.  As I snapped