Summer Sports Provence
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From the Var a Rosé Toast to Summer Sports in Provence

Just 10 minutes down the road from Cotignac is the charming village of Carcès, home to the stunning Lac de Carcès. The views are simply breathtaking and you don’t find many more romantic spots to watch a sunset in the area. But today I wasn’t after of romance. I wanted …

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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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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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Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque
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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
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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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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
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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 
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‘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
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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
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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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