Tour de France 
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

‘Chapeau’ to The Tour de France 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Last year when The Tour De France visited Provence I was down here on my own and still waiting for the boys to arrive from their rather epic cycle ride from Dartmoor to Sète. I grabbed the chance to watch The Tour finish on …

Bike Riding Lavender Fields Provence
Active ProvenceDavid & Karen TaylorExplore

Bike Riding around the Lavender Fields in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Early July is the peak of colour in the lavender fields that surround us. Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery. From Saint Saturnin Les Apt I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left …

Mont Ventoux Cyclists
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Riding Mont Ventoux “I’m Never Doing This Again!”

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: As I waited with anticipation at an ancient fountain in the village of Bédoin for my husband to complete his third ride of Mont Ventoux, I spotted him. Anxiously, I asked, “How did it go?” Grinning but determined, he said, “I’m never doing this …

Mont Ventoux view #Provence @ProvenceTayls
Active ProvenceDavid & Karen TaylorExplore

Tour de France 2016

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: It will be announced on October 20 that the 2016 Tour de France will once again include one of the most gruelling mountains Mont Ventoux. Frequently one of the most important stages of the Tour de France Mont Ventoux at 1918 metres high is …

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A delightful meal and a slightly hairy cycle home

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A few months ago one of my blogs was titled ‘D is for Dining Out’ – to be honest this isn’t something we get to do that often without the boys – and when we’re with them we have to make sure that the …

Ginger and NutmegTrips and Tour Guides

France en Velo a Journey from St Malo to Nice

By nutmeg Whether you own a custom-fit, carbon fiber steed with electronic shifters or a three-gear cruiser bike with tassels, you have to admit that watching the Tour de France each July is addictive. The right to wear the maillot jaune is earned over the grueling, 21-stage race by the …