This is the last ‘Etape’ for France as we headed up into Belgium after this. In this video we are going along the Canal de Garonne and into the Ardennes region …

We are currently having a ‘holiday’ from our ‘year off’. We have found that not working is jolly hard work with barely a moment to relax! Our days are busy busy busy with decamping and recamping, finding food and eating it, cycling and exploring … and truth be told, it’s very tiring (I can feel […]

Since I last wrote, we’ve been to Switzerland. From Strasbourg, we carried on down the Rhine to Basel and then gathered all the pioneering spirit we could muster and set out to tackle our first Alpine pass. It was hard … bloody hard … but we made it over the top. The electric motors certainly […]

I am writing this in Strasbourg while watching ‘mon mari’ doing some maintenance on his Brompton in the garden behind our Airbnb apartment … in just his underpants. The ‘what to wear’ question for various activities can be challenging because we only have a limited wardrobe. When the ‘what can I wear to get covered […]

Here is the video about the wet part of our trip …

We have reached Toulouse, and the end of this particular ‘Trip’ chapter … I think I’ll call it Southern France (Take one). In a couple of days we are taking the train back to Paris and then we head north to sample the delights of Germany, the Netherlands etc. We are not really sure about […]

We have reached Bordeaux now and have been enjoying a couple of days ‘à pied’ rather than ‘en vélo’. Our bodies have been complaining a bit given that we have done 7 days cycling without a rest day. My knees are a bit grumbly and the Husbands back is still giving him problems … he’s […]

The Loire à Vélo was absolutely beautiful with gorgeous scenery and a fabulous chateaux round every corner. The weather was mostly crap but apart from that it was amazing. When we got to Nantes we again had the ‘left or right’ to make. We chose ‘straight on then right’ so made our own cycle route […]

This post has been prompted by Barbara who left a comment asking how the Bromptons were performing … The Bromptons are fabulous little machines and have done everything we had hoped … and more. They fold brilliantly so we never have any problem getting them into airbnb accommodation and they fit very tidily inside our […]

I have just created a map to show our progress on the Trip and I will be adding to this over time. I have also put a ‘Route … so far’ button at the top of the website so you can pop back and see where we are at any time 🙂