Category Archives: Cycling in France

Col de Solour and Col d’Aubisque loop

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You have to be patient with this ride. It started quietly through corn fields and quaint villages for many kilometres. The build up, ever so slowly, made me itchy and impatient at times. But, not unlike purposeful and deliberate foreplay, … Continue reading

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Col de Marie Blanque Ride – A Figure Eight loop via Col de Labays, Col de Lie and Col d’Ichere

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Marion and Hans had a wonderful book full of cycling routes in the French Pyrenees. The book was in Dutch and we didn’t understand much of the text and descriptions but enough to copy two loops around Laruns, our next … Continue reading

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More cycling in the Midi Pyrenees

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It was supposed to be our day of departure from Arreau but, like so many times before, it was hard to say Good Bye. We get attached to places easily. But this time it was also the friendship that had … Continue reading

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What’s so special about the Col du Tourmalet?

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After our little taste of the Pyrenees in the Ariége region, we finally moved to the real stuff. Col du Tourmalet was one of THE highlights I had been looking forward to climb throughout the trip and with our move to … Continue reading

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Aríege – The Eastern French Pyrenees South of Foix

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Chapter Five – Spain already began two weeks ago and I still need to tell you all about the amazing time we had in the French Pyrenees. You will have to forgive me for the lateness of my posts and … Continue reading

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Mt Ventoux

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Well, we wouldn’t have come all this way for that, would we? Gary probed. The ride from Orange to Bedoin had been rather unpleasant, maybe not per sé but in comparison to all these amazing landscapes we had seen over … Continue reading

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L’Ardechoise

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The Ardeche is an area in France where stringing together three or more Cols in one single ride does not leave you buggered for days. We decided to visit the area because of the promise of almost car-free riding. Not … Continue reading

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