Posts Tagged “cycling”

Cycling through the dentelles de Montmirail

Cycling through the dentelles de Montmirail

A story in pictures… Starting from behind the castle of Vaison-la-Romaine  

Climbing the Ventoux, one milestone at a time

Climbing the Ventoux, one milestone at a time

This post is brought to you by my other half, who regularly climbs the mountain like a walk in the park. The cyclists amongst you should appreciate….   Not sure where this all is, but here it is with the legend… Tough Tougher Toughest  

Summer

Summer

With summer, comes the lavendin in full bloom in our little field, you don’t have to leave the property to do that instagramready shot! At the end of the summer, the crop is processed into little flowers, and fills up little pouches that will spread they aromas the closets, chasing away unwanted bugs..    Summer…

Baronnies, the hidden gem of Provence

Baronnies, the hidden gem of Provence

Since this is the time of year when one should really talk about lavenders, I thought I would take you to some place off the beaten tracks. The Baronnies are the first hills that we encounter when leaving Vaison-la-Romaine towards the Alps, it is Provence’s best kept secret. A nirvana for cyclists, it is also…

Our local heroes in Peloton Magazine, the full story…

Our local heroes in Peloton Magazine, the full story…

As mentioned in a previous post, one of the many ways Christophe has been up the Ventoux, is with a city bike. This time he was accompanied by Nick, his ever faithful friend-in-mischief. The challenge was to leave Marseille’s “Vieux port” with one of the town’s Velib, ride up North to Bedoin, up the Ventoux, then…

The Mont Ventoux trails

The Mont Ventoux trails

Yet another adventure up Provence’s giant, this time through one of it’s numerous trails

The Mont Ventoux’s local hero

The Mont Ventoux’s local hero

For many (including me), cycling up the Ventoux is just a crazy idea that wouldn’t normally come to one’s mind, For the growing number of passionate cyclists around the world, it has become a must. For others, like our local hero, it is just habitual. Rarely does the family drive up to document the exploit…

Lavender country

Lavender country

Sault is one of the 3 villages from which the cyclists start climbing the Mont Ventoux. Around Sault is where you will see the extravagantly purple lavender fields. It’s also worth stopping at one of the distilleries to see how the essential oil is produced, take the intoxicating aromas, and buy your stock of lavender…

Mont Ventoux by Bedoin

Mont Ventoux by Bedoin

The classic way, step by step, for aficionados   And the mandatory stop to the memory of Tom Simpson SaveSave

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Time flows gently at La Baye des Anges. Life is centered on very simple needs like eating, sleeping, spending time with loved ones. It’s all about what we shall have for breakfast / aperitif / lunch / dinner, endless meals, lounging by the pool and various activities around the garden. Rarely do our guests leave…

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