Tag Archives: Cycling

2: A Bridge Filled with Water

If every day started with a breakfast like this one life would be truly grand! In addition to wonderfully fresh baguette and brioche, there was homemade yoghurt, honey from the farm, homemade jam, fresh squeezed orange juice, a large pot of coffee and steaming hot milk to pour in it. Sublime!Shortly after 10 we were […]

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Loire Landscapes and Chateaux

Since Werner had never been to the Loire Valley we decided to make it our 2013 destination. We went about it in a new way – we bought a bike carrier for the car and drove to France. Once there we did a “base-camp” as opposed to linear tour. That is, we made extended stays […]

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Loire – Atlantique

A continuation of last year’s Chateau trip, starting in Saumur and heading for the coast. The first and last two days I traveled alone. For the middle of the trip, the stretch along the Loire leading into Brittany, I booked a tour with an agency, which meant that my hotels had been booked and the […]

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Blois Château - the bike packed and ready to go for the day

The Chateaux of the Loire

My very first extended bike trip on my own!Nine days cycling through the countryside of the Loire Valley, visiting chateaux and enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of rural France.Instead of a linear tour, I chose to use Blois and Tours as bases and took day trips. Chateaux of the Loire August 15-23, 2009 […]

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Vézère, Dordogne & Lot

In August of 2012 Werner and I took a two-week tour of the Vézère, Dordogne & Lot valleys in southwest France. [wpgmza id=”1″] Vézère, Dordogne & Lot August 9-25, 2012 Route München – Bordeaux – Les Eyzies – Souillac – Lot Valley – Bordeaux – Paris – München Distance 615,90 Bike KTM Maranello Light 2009

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