Tag: Tour de France
The Le Tour 2015 Grand Depart weekend in Utrecht and Gouda
I had a great weekend of cycling mixed in with the Grand Depart of the Le Tour de France 2015, the time trial on Saturday was in Utrecht, it was packed with people in full party mode. On Sunday I headed down towards Gouda to take in stage 2 that started in Utrecht with a […]
Cycletrippin Day 10: Finale Sant Hilari Sacalm
Rolled into Sant Hilari Sacalm, Spain I have reached my final destination. The ride today, while short, was quite hard. From Girona the ride was in total 42.9 km up to Sant Hilari Sacalm the last 28.5 km was a category 1 climb with an average of 2.5% grading.
Cycletrippin Day 9: Rest Day
Cycletrippin Day 9 turned out to be a rest day
Cycletrippin Day 8: La Grande-Motte to Narbonne
Cycletrippin Day 8 was a great day for cycling as it was sunny and not too hot. I set off early in the morning but not before I had a chat with the hotel manager. He told me that La Grande-Motte was founded around 1965 and he manages the hotel from April to October, with […]
Cycletrippin Day 7: Montélimar to La Grande-Motte
I have reached a place in the Mediterranean called La Grande-Motte. I put my toes in the sea and tomorrow morning I will have a swim if it is warm enough. I started Cycletrippin Day 7 early in Montélimar and headed out towards Nimes. I rode through fields of cherries and apricots so I stopped […]
Cycletrippin Day 6: Vienne to Montélimar
Today the weather was not as great as it rained sporadically. Last night I stayed in Vienne, a small town south of Lyon on the bank of the river Rhone, which is surrounded by beautiful hills.
Cycletrippin Day 5: Chalon-sur-Saône to Vienne
Cycletrippin Day 5 started this morning from Michel’s house in Châtenoy-le-Royal, France. Michel has a home business of building sailboats and has 3 sons in their early twenties who all live at home. Currently, they’re studying but have a hard time finding a job. Michel mentioned that the boys are thinking of going to Canada.
Cycletrippin Day 4: Neufchâteau to Chalon-sur-Saône via Dijon
Cycletrippin Day 4 was going to be a rest day. I had forgotten that I had booked a room through Airbnb so I set off toward Dijon, with my destination being Chalon-sur-Saône, which is in the Bourgogne region of France. It was a long ride and by the time I got to Dijon, it was […]
Cycletrippin Day 3: Amneville to Neufchâteau
Cycletrippin Day 3 started early in Amneville where I stayed the night. The first part of the ride was easy; I followed the river Moselle and went on dedicated bike paths that google maps provided me with. The only issue was that google maps recommended any path as a bike path so I ended up […]
Cycletrippin Day 2: Aachen to Amneville
My cycletrippin today went from Aachen to Amneville, I crossed 5 countries! The day started in Germany, cycled up to Drielandenpunt (the point where Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium connect), then I went through Belgium, Luxembourg before finally entering France.