Category: France

Acts of Love and a Bear Made of Trash

I unzipped the opening of our tent and let the morning sun flood inside. We both peered outside and marveled at the mountain peaks guarding us like giant rock sentinels. Our previous day’s efforts, of riding the challenging 5.3 miles (8.5 kms) military road, had paid off with one of the best wild campsites we’ve ever experienced in Europe! We were feeling quite accomplished … Read More Acts of Love and a Bear Made of Trash

A Long Slog to Fort de Viraysse

After the previous two long days of riding our motorcycles 880 km (547 miles) on paved roads, we were itching to slow down and do a bit of exploring via the less traveled dirt roads. Fortunately, we were in the French Alps so there were plenty of dirt road options available. The day started with some wonderful riding through small French towns and narrow … Read More A Long Slog to Fort de Viraysse

Riding through Provence and Verdon Gorge, France

We are flying! Covering 880 km (547 miles) in two days is not our typical happy travel pace. On average, we tend to travel no more than 150-200 miles (240-320 km) per day. So why the rush? Because we felt like we were running out of time. As American citizens, we are limited to 90 days of travel in Schengen Europe areas (highlighted below … Read More Riding through Provence and Verdon Gorge, France

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Changing Things

It’s been an interesting week. If I had to sum it up in one word it would be CORONAVIRUS! It has hit Europe especially hard including France, and Spain – the two countries we’ve been traveling through this past week. Although Chantil and I have discussed the virus daily, it really didn’t effect us until two days ago. We first noticed it when we … Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Changing Things

Searching for Southern Sun

It’s been a interesting week full of excitement and a few disappointments… First the disappointments:I realized too late that we were supposed to finish the payment on our ferry from France to Morocco. The instructions were sent to me in Italian and I failed to translated it back in November when I ordered the tickets. I checked a week before the departure and it … Read More Searching for Southern Sun

+

La voie de la Liberté (Liberty Road) – France

This 1,146-kilometer commemorative roadway marks the route of the Allied forces from the D-Day landings of Normandy, France to Bastogne, Belgium. Our plan was to ride the entire route and learn more about the history of WWII. Day 1 – 9 Apr Today we explored Utah Beach, Utah Beach Landing Museum, Sainte-Mère-Église, Dead Man’s Corner, The D-Day Experience, and the Eglise Notre Dame des … Read More La voie de la Liberté (Liberty Road) – France