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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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Cluny: I am standing in the middle of the church. The front door was up the stairs where you see the arches in the back. What are now shops and apartments used to all be under one roof.


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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