A Cycling Trip to Italy: Choosing the perfect region

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 by Deanna

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…»

Choosing a Family Friendly Bike Tour

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Bruno
Provence with Youngster - Nathalie images (4)

So you’ve been dreaming of the perfect cycling tour for you and your family? As you may know, cycling tours are a great way for families to explore new countries or regions. With the ever changing scenery and ample chances to get off your bikes and explore, a cycling vacation is perfect for families with Read more…»

Getting to the French Pyrenees (Pau & Biarritz)

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Beth O'Meara

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…»

Biking Tours with Families

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Bruno
Provence with Youngster - Nathalie images (3)

  Cycling tours are a great way for families to explore a new region or country. From your bicycle seat, you’ll get to know a place–with its own history, culture, sights, and smells – in a way that isn’t necessarily possible when traveling by car or train. It’s an ever-changing adventure, full of new and Read more…»

Storing your bike box while traveling

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by Lucile

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…»

Winter Bicycling Destinations

Posted on: April 17th, 2016 by Michelle Holden
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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: When Geneva has fun! The Celebrations and the Story behind them!

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Bruno
"L'Escalade run" (course de l'Escalade) is one of Geneva'

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…»

Getting to Geneva, the French Alps, & Lyon

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Beth O'Meara
Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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…»

Renting a Bike in Europe. How To, Dos and Do Nots

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Lucile
renting a bike in France

As cycling has become enormously popular in France, bike rentals have really mushroomed. Renting a bike is now far easier than ever before. But there are quite a few things to consider when renting a bike in France. Hybrids are available throughout France. Usually, they’re entry-level aluminum models. All come with triple-chaining; and most come with Read more…»

A Cyclomundo Favorite: “Cycling Through Lavender”

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Beth O'Meara

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…»

A Great French Tradition: The “Galette des Rois” explained

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Bruno
Galette des Rois

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!).