Tag: Bicycling in Burgundy

Biking along the canals, rivers and vineyards of Burgundy

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Tasting The Wines of France At Vinexpo in Bordeaux

By Maggie LaCoste When I discovered that my short stay in Bordeaux would coincide with Vinexpo, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to attend and learn more about French wines for my new guidebook series.  Although the show is only open to wine trade professionals, I had the opportunity to attend

Resources To Help Plan Your Bike Trip to France

Cyclotourism is getting to be big business in Europe, worth somewhere around 45+ billion Euros per year to the European economy.  This is great for you and me because countries like France, (and Germany, Austria and Switzerland) want our business.  Their improving their marketing efforts and they are rapidly stepping up efforts to provide better

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Understanding the Difference Between Eurovelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste This is one of my favorite times of the year:  planning my bicycling trips for the upcoming spring/summer!  As I compile my preliminary list of routes I’d like to explore, I’m always amazed at the growth in improved, signposted routes, both in Europe in general and France in particular.  Sometimes reading about

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Cycling in France: Road Bike or Hybrid?

By Maggie LaCoste What type of bike should you take/rent for a bicycling trip to France? The answer to this question depends on the type of trip that you have in mind. Will you be cycling mainly on primary and secondary roads or will you be traveling along canals, towpaths, voie verte and veloroute?  Is

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Cycling in France: When Trouble Strikes…

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing can ruin a perfect day of cycling through the peaceful French countryside more than tire trouble.  In the last 15 years of cycling overseas with my husband and our children, we have never encountered any major bike trouble on the road, other than routine repair issues that could be taken care