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Covid-friendly Locations in the South of France: Swimming Lakes
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Covid-friendly Locations in the South of France: Swimming Lakes

Ah, 2020. Who knew come the holidays we’d still be living our own version of confinement! Obviously lots of people are travelling and there are tourists everywhere. While there is an increase in people locally I would say it’s mostly holiday home owners; the numbers are down, which is good news for those of us…

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…