2013 CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE ROUTE LEAKED

The French newspaper Dauphiné Libéré, has leaked the broad outline of this year’s Criterium Du Dauphiné, a month before organisers would normally announce the parcours.  Here are the key points: For the first time, the Grand Depart will be in Switzerland (Champéry). The race begins on Sunday June 3rd. The Monday and Tuesday stages will be designed for the sprinters […]

SIMPLE POTATO SALAD

Today’s recipe is a simple take on the traditional potato salad. I know you can often buy it pre-made at the supermarket, but there is nothing like the homemade version – not only does it taste much better, it is a lot healthier too. This recipe has been adapted to make it easy for you […]

MAPPING YOUR ROUTE

We have already discussed the temptation to try and see it all here. So now it is time to map your way around France. Where you go and which stages you decide to follow will, of course, be an individual choice; there is no right or wrong way to follow a grand tour. But here […]

CONTADOR MIGHT AIM FOR GIRO AND TDF DOUBLE IN 2013

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff Bank) has told press ahead of the Tour de San Luis that his race program for 2013 may include both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. But more than just a matter of scheduling, when asked about whether Contador would race both to win them, he replied: ‘That’s the most […]

ARMSTRONG, THE DISASSOCIATED DOPER

For those who needed to hear it from the man himself, Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. In a bizarre interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong also admitted to lying, bullying and perpetuating a myth of cycling invincibility. He admitted that he could not have won his seven Tour […]

WHERE TO PARK?

One of the toughest challenges you will face while on a motorhome (campervan) vacation is knowing where you can and cannot park. In France, the authorities are more flexible during the grand tour, there are however, some regulations you should keep in mind. Where you cannot park or camp in France: On the side of […]

BASIC OMELETTE

Omelettes are very versatile – you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and you can add virtually any ingredient you have on hand to bulk it up and add flavour. Here is a recipe for a basic omelette. Depending on what else you would like to add, for example, ham, mushrooms, vegetables, you […]

QUICHE LORRAINE

I know that you cannot make a quiche in a motorhome (campervan). But one of the best things you can buy at any French bakery is the classic, quiche Lorraine. It is a fantastic quick, easy and delicious meal to have while travelling in a motorhome and is best served with a green salad. However, […]

WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2013 TOUR DE FRANCE

The 2013 Tour de France will be like none other. The organisers of the 100th Anniversary have gone all out and included new locations and some hefty challenges for the riders. Totally French – Starting with Corsica… then nothing but the French mainland For the first time since 2003, the Tour de France will be […]

2013 TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTE ANNOUNCED

The route for the 2013 Tour de France has been announced! 2013 is a monumental year for the Tour – it is the 100th Anniversary! If you want to be a part of it, it is time to start planning your Tour de France vacation. Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour […]