Long Travel Day . . . but worth it!

Posted on: July 19th, 2019
We arrived in stunning Venosc (in the French Alps) after a very long travel day....

Final Tally . . .

Posted on: July 28th, 2018
Not counting the super easy day that we watched Le Tour, in six days we rode 265 miles and climbed just under 40,000 vertical feet! We rode some of the most famous Pyrenees climbs of the Tour de France including the Col du Tourmalet, the Col d'Aubisque, the Col d'Aspin, and more....

Tour de France Day in the Pyrenees

Posted on: July 27th, 2018
Friday we watched the tour de France go by the base of the road to our gite, as they descended off of the Col du Tourmalet....

Col des Borderes, Col du Solour and Col d'Abisque

Posted on: July 26th, 2018
Thursday we rode much of Friday's Tour de France stage, up to the beautiful Col d'Aubisque. ...

Cirque de Gavarnie - a beautiful setting

Posted on: July 25th, 2018
After our difficult day Monday Tuesday was a relatively easy day with a ride over the Cirque de Gavarnie, a large vertical semi-circle that houses Europe's largest waterfall....

Epic Day of Cycling

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018
Monday we ambitiously tackled the Col du Tourmalet, the Col d'Aspin, and the Route de Lacs up to the Lac de Cap-de-Long deep in the Pyrenean National Park....

Guanella Pass . . . Both Sides!

Posted on: July 4th, 2018
Today we tackled the beautiful Guanella Pass from both sides, starting in the little town of Grant and going up and over the pass to Georgetown and back....

Alpine Paradise

Posted on: August 9th, 2016
Today we drove from Mt. Ventoux to the quaint artist village of Venosc, in the Ecrin National Park in the Alps. This may be one of the nicest villages in France, and our view is spectacular....

The Giant of Provence - Part 2

Posted on: August 8th, 2016
Today we decided to ascend Mt. Ventoux from a different direction, starting in the town of Malaucene. To get to Malaucene we rode to Bedoin and then up and over a beautiful pass, the Col de Madeliene, that gained approx. 1000 vertical feet. ...

The Giant of Provence - Part 1

Posted on: August 7th, 2016
Mt. Ventoux is affectionately known as the giant of Provence, because you can see it from 100 miles away. We're staying in Mazan, about 10 miles from the base, in a chateau that was the summer residence of the Marquis de Sade....

Shorter Day Than Planned

Posted on: August 4th, 2016
Today Mike and I planned to ride the Col D'Aspin and then we would meet the ladies to ride to the Lac du Cap de Long, a beautiful lake high in the Pyrenees National Park....

Beautiful Cirque de Gavarnie . . . on MY bike!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016
Last night my bike finally arrived, so I assembled it after dinner in anticipation of today's ride to the beautiful Cirque de Gavarnie....
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