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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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