Tag: biking in France

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Progress Slow Along ViaRhona

Building new bicycle paths can be slow and expensive, especially when they stretch over an entire French Region.  Such is the case with the highly anticipated ViaRhona route.  I first reported on this route two years ago when it was called the Geneva to the Sea Route.  Much progress has been made since then, but

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Navigating Train Stations In France With A Bicycle+Panniers

Nothing can ruin a day for a bicyclist more than having to maneuver stairs at a rail station! Sometimes, no matter how well you plan a trip, you need to take a train to connect to another cycling itinerary, to avoid a bad part of a route or oftentimes to return a rental bike. Regardless

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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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Another Perfect Adventure Experiencing France By Bike

There aren’t possibly enough superlatives to describe my recent bicycling trip in France. From the vineyards of the Medoc and Saint Emilion, to the Canal du Midi and Corbieres vineyards to the Luberon in Provence, cycling just doesn’t get any better than my last trip!  Each day was full of adventure, gorgeous scenery, funny experiences

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Bicycling in Provence: A Very Sad Au Revoir

By Maggie LaCoste Provence is a very easy place to fall in love with, and a very difficult place to leave. Four days here was only enough time to confirm that I should have planned on staying no less than a couple of weeks! Even though it never rains here in the summer, it rained