Ascending Mont Ventoux via Sault is considered the "easiest" of the three routes to the summit - the other 2 routes are via Bédoin or Malaucène. This route is 26 km in length with an average gradient of 4.6%. The route is also the most picturesque starting in the pretty town of Sault and rising [...]
Here in the Languedoc region in the south of France, a circulade is a traditional village that has been built in concentric circles. Our home base of Caux is a ville circulade. Unique to the Languedoc region, the centre of the village is often the site of a château-fort or a parish church. In the case of [...]
Les Boucles des 4 Clochers is an annual cycling Grand Prix which starts and finishes in the historic village of Caux, Languedoc. The 80 km challenge consists of 4 loops of a route through the picturesque villages of Caux, Neffiès, la Rouquette, and Fontès and the rolling vineyards in between. March 6, 2016 was a [...]
Here are just a few pics of some of the villages within an easy ride of our front door step. It is hard to go wrong with so many picturesque options in every direction.
Clip-in pedals (more commonly, and perhaps confusingly, known as ‘clipless pedals’) are the combination of special bike shoes with cleats, which attach to the pedals via a sprung mechanism similar to ski binding. Although initially, the idea of attaching your feet to the pedals may seem slightly crazy, and even dangerous, clipless pedals can greatly [...]
There are so many great cycling routes in Languedoc, in fact, starting right out our front door. Whether you ride a mountain bike, road bike or a hybrid... are looking for a challenge or a leisurely pedal, you can find it here.
We have been taking advantage of the sunny and warm weather to get out cycling in the vineyards around our home in Caux, Languedoc on a regular basis. This video shows some of the highlights from recent rides. There are any number of stunning local routes right from our doorstep. This one ascends into the [...]