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Prendre les vélos en France!


Starting in Amsterdam, NL we will ride through France for 4 weeks. We hope to catch some of Le Tour de France, as well as attend a friends wedding.

1,508 km (937 miles) over 32 days from July 8, 2011 to August 8, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Events, Tour diaries, Equipment lists, 2-4 weeks, Pyrenees
Locales: Europe, France, Netherlands, Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, Provincie Noord-Holland, Amsterdam, Rhone-Alpes, Grenoble, Bourgogne, Dijon, Unknown, Paris
Year: 2011
Keywords: france, toulouse, paris, amsterdam

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/letsridebikes

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Andrew Prenty and Amanda Prenty - (contact)

Status: Completed Dec 2012
Last update: Monday June 30, 2014 18:18 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 30 Jun 2014 18:19 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Pre-Trip Planning

      Who we are and why we're still crazy (in love!): Some people plan weddings, we plan bicycle tours
      The Route!
      Equipment List
      Meeting & Greeting Cards
      All packed and ready to go: Final thoughts

Netherlands

      Vancouver, CA - Amsterdam, NL: We made it!
      A Day in Amsterdam: Amsterdam, NL
      Gouda times!: Amsterdam, NL to Gouda
      Another day, another dijk.: Gouda to Roosendal

Belgium

      Andrew & Amanda arrive in Antwerp: Roosendal, NL to Antwerp Belgium
      Defeat in Diegem: Antwerp, Belgium - Diegem, Belgium (Brussels)
      Three countries...one day.: Brussels, Belgium - Nancy, France

France

      Let the hills begin: Nancy - Bourbonne-les-Bains
      Headwinds hold us back: Bouronne-les-Bains to Dijon
      Productive rest day: Dijon, France
      Wine Country: Dijon to Chalon
      Castles, sun, head wind, Chalets, rain, tail wind and Fine French Cuisine: Chalon to Macon
      Countryside riding: Macon to Meyneu les Etangs
      Welcome to the Alps!: Meyneu les Etangs to Belmont (suburban Grenoble)
      Tour de France: Alpe de Huez: Belmont, France to Alpe D'Huez, France and back
      Tour de France: Rest Day: Belmont, France
      Alps to the Mediterranean Sea: Belmont (suburban Grenoble) to Palavas (suburban Montpellier)
      Rest Day on the Med: Palavas-les-Flots, France
      Southern France along the Mediterranean Sea: Palavas (suburban Montpellier) to Agde
      Too hot to ride, would rather be back at the beach: Agde to Trebes (suburban Carcassone)
      Touristy Day: Carcassone to Toulouse
      The rehearsal dinner: Toulouse to Montesquieu-Volestre
      Kim & Vaughan's Wedding Day: Chateau de Palays, France
      Final Day of Bicycle Touring: Montesquieu-Volvestre, France to Toulouse, France
      Random thoughts

Paris

      Day 1: Toulouse to Paris
      Day 2: Bicycle tour in paris
            Eifel Tower Experience
      Day 3: Zzzz
      Day 4: The day of I'm done walking
      Day 5: I think we've seen everything
      Day 6: Fun with French friends
      Day 7: A sinking ship
      Day 8: The trip home


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