Well, we’ve committed to cycle from home to the south of France for some sunny beach time!  Its only 700 miles or so, so can’t be that tough – surely?  But considering we normally just load up and take the ‘van this trip will require quite a bit of planning […]

Planning for home to Med cycle ride….

All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE I think that leaving the beach made us feel a bit ill, a bit flu-like and bunged up – the realisation of home set in!  We opted to try the Verdon-sur-mer to Royan ferry to avoid a long drive, but […]

The Beach to Home

All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Our 5 fun filled and relaxing days by the beach were obviously needed, and most of our aches and bruises went away. My swollen wrist had gone down and no longer made any funny noises.  However, you’d have thought a […]

Med and the Altantic beachy bit

All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Staying in Crest, we had, or rather tried for a morning run, but I think our bodies were beat!  The run was flat but so were our batteries!  Once we made it back we just about made the very busy […]

Crest to the Med

All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Think we spoke too soon about being incident free…. Mel had a bit of an off – nothing major, and ironically it was caused by not going fast enough round a banked corner.  I know it was a 180’ corner […]

Valloire to Crest

Index for this trip HERE   Travel Ferry 80.00 €   Tolls 3.00 €   Fuel 572.00 €   Parking (see Wild if overnight stop) 2.00 €   Train/bus/tram 0.00 € Subsistence Food 335.00 €   Gas 28.00 €   Entertainment/Goodies   421.00 €   Essentials (laundry, household, repairs) 109.00 € […]

Trip 9 – Costs and Review

Index for this trip HERE After 8 weeks and almost into September, we are fortunately still blessed with pretty good weather.  On leaving La Rochelle we headed on the coastal roads through some reasonably generic tourist towns until we got to Les Sables-d’Olonne.  Les Sables appears to be a better […]

Week 8 – La Rochelle to home

Index for this trip HERE On leaving Rocamadour we had a nice chat with our “neighbours” – and her English was only slight better than our French, but it was actually rather good to mutually cock up both languages yet still have a conversation!  We headed to Sarlat-la-Canéda which was […]

Week 7 – Rocamadour to La Rochelle

Index for this trip HERE As the weather was again clear and warm, we decided to head to the cost again for a few days, so we went to the sandy beaches of Cap d’Agde to chill out and get some rays.  There was some more excitement than normal on […]

Week 6 – Homps to Rocamadour

Index for this trip HERE After exploring L2A and not really feeling chilled there, the weather turned to heavy rain which made the decision to leave for us.  We decided to head for Gap for no other reason than the route would take us via roads and places we’ve never […]

Week 5 – Les Deux Alpes to Homps

Index for this trip HERE We awoke at the start of our 4th week to glorious sunshine, so we were out bright and early on the trails.  They opened up another lift, so we took that up and played on trails that we hadn’t tried before, as well as improving […]

Week 4 – Valloire to Les Deux Alpes

Index for this trip HERE We started week 3 counting bruises on Mel, but apart from the multi-colouring she was fine.  We opted for a day off biking and instead went on a good walk to one of the little mountain villages, passed a gorge and waterfall we didn’t know […]

Week 3 – Valloire

Index for this trip HERE After a couple of great hot days at Chanez the weather turned overnight to a massive storm.  Which would have been fine if we remembered we left the skylight open, but with the blackout blind we didn’t noticed till the blind became full of water […]

Week 2 – Chanez to Valloire

Index for this trip HERE At last, our ninth major trip is underway!  We’ve actually been away for almost 3 weeks in the UK before we left for this trip but due to some consulting work leaving to Europe was delayed.  But as I write this, we’re now in Europe, […]

Week 1 – Home to Chanez

(See HERE for our other GPS download index page) Thanks to Zebedee on Motorhome Facts Forum who gave me this data (and said it was okay to use!) These databases contact the GPS POIs for the French Municipal campsites.  These can be bargains as they are run locally, and these […]

Municipal Campsites France & Beyond GPS