Outdoors

A Short and Sensible (But Not Fast or Easy) Walk Around Bugarach
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A Short and Sensible (But Not Fast or Easy) Walk Around Bugarach

The Plan When a friend suggested joining them for a walk naturally I agreed. We don’t get out on “proper walks” as often as I’d like and making a date with someone else is always good motivation. Said friend suggested tackling the Pic du Bugarach. Okay, I said. I checked the route she was thinking…

Riding the Voie Verte from Lavelanet-Mirepoix (Part 2)
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Riding the Voie Verte from Lavelanet-Mirepoix (Part 2)

With the last week of the holidays looming, I really wanted to get out and finish the remaining 20km of Lavelanet-Mirepoix voie vert (greenway). I rode the first “half” (from Lavelanet to Chalabre) with DD and DS a few weeks before and it worked out well. It was much easier than I thought it would…

Riding the Voie Verte from Lavelanet to Mirepoix (Part 1)
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Riding the Voie Verte from Lavelanet to Mirepoix (Part 1)

Update 2021! There have been considerable improvements to the surface of this route since I completed this ride. We’ll be riding it again soon and report back with updates. In short, the rough section from Sainte-Colombe is now greatly improved and is a fast, easy-going surface. Much more enjoyable and accessible. Before the holidays, determined…