Cycling Incredible Roads Luberon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Cycling Incredible Hills and Roads in the Luberon

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Last week Andy and I were sitting at Menerbes overlooking the view when two people on electric bikes pulled up beside us and were trying to identify the villages on the hills opposite. We got chatting, and they explained that they had just hired the bikes and …

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Luberon Biking Routes Cycling
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Luberon Biking Routes Cycling the Veloroute to Cucuron

By Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s been a long time since I last posted about a cycle ride in the area, that’s not because we haven’t been cycling, in fact, the opposite is true. This area is so good for cycling, and even though we thought we had been along most of …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
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Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Mont Ventoux Cycling Challenge
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Mont Ventoux a Cycling Challenge: Taming the Beast

I’ve been cycling most of my life. Like everyone else, I started on training wheels, moved on to a hand-me-down single speed with coaster brakes, then upgraded to an awesome 10-speed. After that, mountain bikes were all the rage, so at 15, I bought my first bike—a Peugeot mountain bike—with …

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Tips Cycling Mont Ventoux
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Important Tips for Cycling Mont Ventoux at any Age

The iconic mountain beckons all cyclists. The giant of Provence stands 1909 metres today. As I rode up, I met a gentleman celebrating his 70th birthday and telling me it was on his bucket list! The lead photo is from Flassan looking at Mont Ventoux, a good place to park …

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Cycling Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque
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Cycling Mont Ventoux and the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence

I can honestly say that cycling in Provence is always a delight, but sometimes we do a new ride that just makes my heart sing & leaves me feeling as if I’m grinning ‘from the inside out and that’s just how I felt after doing this route earlier this week. …

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Cycling Provence @AtableenProvence
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Cycling Thoughts While Pedalling in Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: I read an article a while back about what people think about when running. It was rather humorous and it got me thinking—about thinking. I’ve often looked back after rather trying trips on the bike and gone through what my mind was focusing on. …

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Luberon Cycling Routes
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Provence’s Luberon is Great for Cycling in all the Seasons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What we’ve realised since we bought the house this time last year is that there is no really bad time to cycle in Provence. Yes Summer is hot, but speaking as a‘mad dog’ I’m very happy to go out in the mid-day sun and …

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Cycling in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
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Cycling in Provence – Through the Vineyards of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I packed my cycle kit to come over this time I put in enough layers to keep me warm in the expected arctic temperatures, hoping to snatch a few precious moments out on the bike before dashing home to thaw out in front …

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Villeneuve Loubet Beach Front @AccessRiviera
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Family-friendly cycling and walking: Villeneuve Loubet

Villeneuve Loubet is located between Nice and Antibes and for tourists it may not seem instantly appealing with fewer restaurants and accommodation than other French Riviera towns. However, there is plenty to see and do with lots of free activities and paid attractions that will keep your family happy on …

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