Arrondissement de Forcalquier

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  • Day31

    Day 31 - Apt to Manosque, 27 miles

    May 16, 2016 in France ⋅

    With another bank holiday in France (they have 4 or 5 just in May) most places were closed including all the Chateauxs for wine tasting that I was thinking of visiting today. So instead I would treat the short ride to Manosque as a semi-rest day and take my time. With flip flops on whilst riding, to try and even up the tan as it currently looks like I'm permanently wearing ankle socks, I set off under another blue sky day.

    Picking up the old railway line then the back roads I weaved along the valley through the vineyards and soon to be fields of lavender (slightly too early for these but wow will it look even more stunning in a few weeks) it was another tough Monday morning ;-)

    The highlight of the ride was the climb to Col du Montfuron before descending down to Manosque. From the windmill at the top you can see for miles. From Mont Ventoux behind me (completely clear again to rub it in), to the Alps to the north, to Gorge du Verdon to the east (destination for the next 4 days) and the French Riviera to the south. Simply stunning and a real moment to take it all in and think how far I've already travelled.

    Going to be a tough day tomorrow to Aiguines with 40+ miles and over 1000 meters of climbing all with fully loaded panniers to cover and with another blue sky day predicted it's going to be a hot one. Early start tomorrow I think!
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  • Day10


    April 23, 2016 in France ⋅

    We sadly bid our alps home goodbye this morning. It has been the most rejuvenating and incredible stay and we are already wishing we could return at the end of our Europe trip. We head off to our next accommodation, this time in the French Provence to sample some of the local wine. Unfortunately, Flora has taken ill. She spent most of the night awake. She would spend the entire drive asleep (nothing new really).

    Along the way, we stopped by at Sisteron on Trevor's advice. You know what they say - locals know best. We only had a short time here so we went straight for the top of the hill where La Citadelle de Sisteron sits.

    Today is a history day. Today, we used our selfie stick for the first time. Aaron was hooked. That selfie stick would be an extension of his arm for the next hour. The citadel had been used as a fortress for centuries, a jail for a time and even held a Polish prince prisoner at the top of the tower. His cell was closed off with perspex but they had furnished it with a small bed, a study table and a (very princely) mannequin.

    After some selfie-stick time, we headed back to the car and continued on to Aix-en-Provence where we would stay for the next 2 nights.
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  • Day1


    September 1, 2016 in France ⋅

    After 370 km on the motorbike I arrived in the beautiful town of Sisteron. It took me much longer to go to Aix-les-Bains so I decided to take the highway to Grenoble. This saved me so much time that I could enjoy the little mountain roads that followed and did some sightseeing in Sisteron. This was absolutely worth it. Unfortunately, the citadel was already closed.Read more

  • Day6


    June 1, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nach einem sehr guten Frühstück machten wir uns gegen 9 Uhr wieder auf den Weg.
    Wir fuhren durch tolle Landschaften mit Olivenbäumen, Lavendelfeldern, Weinfeldern ....und da gab es schon das nächste traumhafte Fotomotiv - ein Mohnblumenfeld und im Hintergrund ein altes Dorf im mediterranen Stil 👌

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