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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Bicycling In The South of France: Things I Loved the Most

You can get really spoiled spending three weeks bicycling in Languedoc and Provence! I got up every morning knowing that I was the luckiest person in the world to be exploring the bicycle routes of one of the most beautiful parts of France. From the hill towns of Provence to the famous locks along the

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Would I Recommend Bicycling The Canal Du Midi? Part II

As mentioned in my last post on this topic, I have struggled with this question, as there are so many wonderful things to enjoy along the Canal du Midi.  But there are some problems with the condition of the towpath that are difficult to overlook. On the one hand, there are segments of the route

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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