Mont Ventoux Cycling Challenge
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneStay Fit in Provence

Mont Ventoux a Cycling Challenge: Taming the Beast

By Paula Kane: 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 …

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Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Why Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque is Ideal for Biking or Driving

Contributor blog post by David: The Gorges de la Nesque is the most spectacular gorge in Provence after the Gorges du Verdon. Whether you are a hiker or cyclist it offers breathtaking views and even in the height of summer is not overrun with either so you can still enjoy its …

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Cycling Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Cycling Mont Ventoux and the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: 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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AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

What are the Tour de France 2018 Details and Route

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric; The Tour de France 2018 race will take place 7 – 29th July and the route has just been announced: not very good for Provence this time round but I suppose we have been spoiled in the past; and there will be a F1 Grand …

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Favourite Breakfast Spots Biking
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Biking to our Favourite Breakfast Spots in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the last 3 weeks Andy & I have covered nearly 2000 kilometres & climbed nearly 26 kilometres between us on our bikes. That’s not through us setting out to do anything particularly and it certainly hasn’t been as a result of us setting ourselves …

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Tour de France 
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

‘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 …

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Bike Riding Lavender Fields Provence
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

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 …

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Vaucluse Cycle Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

A Vaucluse Cycle the Perfect Way to Awaken the Senses in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having arrived late on Monday night after a particularly stressful trip down I woke early yesterday and simply sat on the terrace like a lizard, being warmed by the sun, at the start of what was destined to be another stunning day. Yes there …

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Biking Provence Maussane Alpilles Ride
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleStay Fit in Provence

Biking Routes in Provence: Riding from Maussane-les-Alpilles to Eygalières

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: Val and I are back in France for the spring, in St-Rémy-de-Provence. One of the things we enjoy most about this area is the biking. St-Rémy is right next to the Alpilles, a low mountain range with rocky outcroppings. Well, to call the …

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Mont Ventoux Cyclists
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

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 …

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