When you think of Italy, food probably comes to mind first. Pizza, pasta, truffles, wine…it’s hard not to feel hungry! But we can assure you that Italy has even more to offer than gastronomic delights. It’s the home of bygone masters (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vivaldi, and Dante, to name a few); the landscape is as Read more…»
View Larger Map Our tours on the French side of the Pyrenees typically start and end from mountainous Tour-de-France mainstay Pau or the seaside resort of Biarritz. To get to either destination, you have almost as many options as there are mountain peaks or sunbathers on the beach! (Note, however, that our Catalonian Pyrenees tours are Read more…»
Now that you’ve arrived at your destination, what do you do with your bike? A lot of train stations no longer offer storage. To know if your travel destination train station does, check http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/en/. To be absolutely sure (because things change), please check the contact numbers listed on each of your train station’s sites. Some Read more…»
For many, winter can bring on a case of the blues. Not only do we have to contend with colder temperatures and rain or snow (or both!), but we must also find new ways to maintain an active lifestyle. It is for this reason that those with a traveling soul often head south during the Read more…»
L’Escalade: the run of your life In a confederate system as diverse as Switzerland, it is hardly surprising to find that Cantons and cities occasionally engage in very local celebrations that no one else has ever heard of. In Geneva, it is “L’Escalade,” The Climb, which has evolved into one of the main participatory spectacles Read more…»
View Larger Map The airport in Geneva, Switzerland is the most convenient to the French Alps (followed closely by Lyon, France). Since Geneva is the closest major city to our office, we’re very familiar with transportation in the area. You, dear cyclists, may not be, so it’s about time we explain how to get here, Read more…»
It’s that time of year when the vibrant purple hues of French lavender overtake your field of vision and the air is filled with their intoxicating fragrance. There’s a lot to take in when you’re cycling through lavender in Provence! And even in the off-season, there’s much to do in Upper Provence, such as visiting the Read more…»
The galette des rois, translates to king’s cake… with something inside “the feve.” The féve is put into the cake before it is baked, and then each person is given a slice during the cutting of the cake, called the tirage des rois (the drawing of the kings), in the hopes of having the féve in their piece. Whoever has the feve is king or queen…. Of course, there’s more to it (Read the whole piece!).