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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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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