Category Archives: Bicycling in the Dordogne

Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … Continue reading

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Seasonal update, surgical interlude

Having nearly exhausted myself (blog-wise) by writing about our recent trip to Spain — including a four-part series on the world’s No. 1 restaurant — I will now calm down, update you on how things are going in the Greater … Continue reading

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And so it begins (with a brunch)

May 1 is the traditional opening day for Le Thé Vert in Daglan, and that’s about as close as we get to an official start of The Season. From now until the first of October, our village will be packed … Continue reading

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Thunder! Lightning! Tour de France!

No, you probably didn’t spot us on the televised coverage of yesterday’s Stage 19 of the 2014 Tour de France. But there we were, huddled under umbrellas in pouring rain, listening to the rumbles of thunder, hoping that a lightning … Continue reading

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A village re-opens for business

I’ve written several times about the closure of the charming village of La Roque-Gageac, a favourite destination for tourists in the Greater Daglan Area, and the home to some of the Dordogne River Valley’s most impressive traffic jams. But at … Continue reading

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The bikes are back

Serious cyclists in the Greater Daglan Area are on their bikes all winter long. And now that our weather has improved and given us an early spring, there are lots more cyclists on the road. But yesterday we saw a … Continue reading

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A day to savour — and save

Today has been one of those days I wish I could capture in a bottle, so I could spoon out bits of it over the coming year. Here’s why: Breakfast was a perfect French treat — a warm croissant and … Continue reading

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Shutting down (2013 version)

Nothing says “End of Tourist Season” quite like a beautiful swimming pool with absolutely no one in or near it. That’s pretty much the story these days in all the campgrounds that surround Daglan. The campgrounds are either shutting down, … Continue reading

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The Monday switcheroo

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a public service announcement and apology. Public Service Announcement and Apology: By the powers vested in me (by me), I have just changed the headline on yesterday’s posting from “St. Pompon’s … Continue reading

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From tee to green: Bike Route No. 4

One thing you know instinctively as a cyclist is to never attempt carrying a full set of golf clubs over your shoulder, while you’re riding your bike. So don’t be alarmed when I recommend a golf club as our goal … Continue reading

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