Skipping About the Continent - CycleBlaze

Skipping About the Continent

A Near-year Indulgence in European Cycling, Cuisine and Culture

By Susan Carpenter
3,527 miles (5,676 km) over 243 days between Mar. 8, 2022 and Nov. 5, 2022
Motivation and General Plan heart 15
Long Stay Visa - Part I heart 10
Long Stay Visa - Part II heart 17
Winding Down to the Grand Départ heart 90

Paris - Round I

To Paris heart 15
RICE-ing in Paris heart 21
Listen to Your Body heart 20
Short Walks in the Hood heart 85
Progress and a Plan heart 85
A Rainy Week in Paris heart 39
Ready or Not heart 84

Italy - Easing my Foot into the Boot

Naples heart 67
Taranto heart 71
To San Pietro In Bevagna heart 100
To Gallipoli heart 122
To Santa Maria di Leuca heart 100
A Day in Santa Maria di Leuca heart 72
Leuca Loop Ride heart 88
To Otranto heart 123
To Lecce heart 47
In Lecce heart 52
To Ostuni heart 99
To/In Alberobello heart 125
To Matera heart 82
In Matera heart 92
To Gravina in Puglia heart 83
In Gravina in Puglia heart 88
To Castel del Monte heart 63
Day Ride in Alta Murgia National Park heart 99
To Trani heart 105
To Foggia heart 47
To Naples heart 20
Pompeii heart 29
Puglia: Cycling, Cuisine and Culture heart 28

Paris - Round II

Return to Paris heart 41
May Day in Paris heart 85
Idling in Paris heart 59

France - Regional Parks and Burgundy Rendezvous

Blazing Toward Burgundy heart 42
To Feuillade heart 90
To La Coquille heart 59
To Masserat heart 114
To Meymac heart 97
To Savennes heart 76
To Les Quatre Routes heart 154
To Puy-Guillaume heart 73
To Tréteau heart 111
To Cronat heart 87
To Autun heart 77
To Nolay heart 97
To Beaune heart 100
A day in Beaune heart 32
To Dijon heart 154
Dijon Loop Ride heart 95
To Pouilly-en-Auxois heart 145
To Semur-en-Auxois heart 103
Semur Out and Back heart 152
To Avallon heart 132
To Magny heart 101
A Short Rendezvous in Magny heart 65

Paris - Round III

A Day of Unexpected Turns heart 23
Team Anderson in Paris heart 117
For Want of a Nail heart 18
My Bags are Packed, I’m Ready to Go heart 87

Circling Slovenia

Ljubljana heart 93
To Lake Bled heart 84
Radovna Valley Loop Ride heart 92
To Ribčev Laz heart 58
A Day in Bohinj heart 96
To Kobarid heart 104
To Solkan heart 110
To Vipava heart 88
Day Rides in Vipava Valley heart 123
To Postojna heart 51
To Kočevje heart 170
To Črnomelj heart 107
To Novo Mesto heart 40
To Brežice heart 60
Brežice Castle (a photo gallery) heart 49
To Olimje heart 83
To Ptuj heart 98
To Jeruzalem heart 83
In Jeruzalem heart 122
To Murska Sobota heart 93
To Maribor heart 102
To Ljubljana heart 29
Slovenia: Cycling, Cuisine and Culture heart 29

Paris, Round IV

It's Really Starting to Feel Like Home heart 9
Limoux and Le Tour heart 148

France - The Cathedral Tour

Introduction heart 16
Rouen heart 125
To Forges-les-Eaux heart 99
To Beauvais heart 142
Saint -Pierre de Beauvais Cathedral heart 64
To Amiens heart 118
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens heart 51
To Péronne heart 109
To Beaurains-lès-Noyon heart 78
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Noyon heart 20
To Laon heart 80
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon heart 32
To Reims heart 104

Belgium - A Short Pilgrimage along the Meuse River

To Domrémy-la-Pucelle heart 111
To Sampigny heart 122
To Verdun heart 50
To Mouzay heart 101
To Charleville-Mézières heart 83
To Givet heart 72
To Tienen heart 116
To Geel heart 79
Zeeland & Zeeuwse Wind Route heart 88
Four Days in Geel heart 122

Germany - Blazing in the Black Forest

A Plan is Hatched heart 7
A Short Turnaround in Paris heart 10
To Rastatt heart 50
To Bad Wildbad heart 130
To Freudenstadt heart 124
To Biberbach heart 185
To Vimbuch heart 176
Return to Paris heart 51

Paris and the Perche

A Sunday Ride to Chartres heart 101
To Nogent-le-Rotrou heart 93
Perche Loop Ride heart 109
Fall Wanderings in Paris heart 96

France is Gorges

To Bazoches heart 97
To Saulieu heart 110
To Château-Chinon heart 117
To Moulins heart 106
To Montluçon heart 51
To Gramat heart 53
Rocamadour Loop Ride heart 111
Autoire Loop Ride heart 113
To Figeac heart 108
To Bouziés heart 104
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie on Foot heart 152
A Day Ride to Cahors heart 137
To/In Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val heart 117
To Cordes-Sur-Ciel heart 174
To Ambialet heart 110
To Melvieu heart 117
To Millau heart 108
To Sainte-Enimie heart 139
In Sainte-Enimie heart 138
To Saint-Geniez-d'Olt heart 158
To Entraygues-sur-Truyère heart 143
To Capdenac-Gare heart 111
Return to Bouziés heart 140
To Cahors heart 125

Paris - The Penultimate Stop

Getting ready for the Grand Return heart 59
A duo of days in Paris heart 59
Up in the Air and Heading Home heart 31