Prepping for the Vosges

Next month, we’ll be heading for Colmar, the self-proclaimed capital of Alsatian wine. While I’m sure that this title alone will make some of my readers go wild, I’m actually just going there because it’s an excellent place to start cycling trips through the Vosges mountains. Gérardmer – or La Bresse – is probably the more popular …

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Midweek In Hochsauerland

Medebach Hochsauerland After our previous trip to the Hochsauerland area, I promised to come back one day for more cycling and last week we made good on that promise. Like last time, we rented a cottage in Medebach, which is in ‘High Sauerland District’, the area where the highest ‘mountains’ are located. And while these, or …

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Up Next: Hochsauerland

Now that September seems to be done throwing record-breaking temperatures at us, it’s time for our next trip to the ‘hilly’ area of Hochsauerland, Germany. If the trip to the Vosges was any indication of my abilities to handle that sort of terrain, I’d do well to plan my cycling adventures a little less enthusiastic, lest …

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Stuffed Ballons d’Alsace

During my first ever trip to the Vosges, I got a little more ‘Stuffed Ballons d’Alsace’ than I was able to swallow. I anticipated ‘friendly’, green and quiet climbs, which is what most descriptions show/promise you. Don’t get me wrong: the scenery was very nice, although traffic was a little annoying at times. However, I really …

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