Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Idée voyage

11 Aug

By

No Comments

Travelling by bike is healthy

11 August 2020 | By | No Comments

To stay fit and healthy means to be as regularly active as possible. What could be a better way to do that than using the holidays to experience it?
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, going on a bike trip will help you get your cardio back at the pace that’s the most confortable for you. Just prepare your bike, put everything you need in a single-wheel bike trailer and get on cycle paths. Many websites help you find the best cycle path possible.

Cycling is easy

Cycling is accessible to almost anyone because it’s a low-impact activity and people from all ages can do it. Also, it’s cheap and fun and you don’t need a lot of planning or training.

Cycling is healthy

When you ride your bike you use most of the major muscle groups. There is low risk of injury compared to other activities such as running for instance.
And during your holidays, you can do it for long stretches of time at a low intensity which is one of the best ways to train your heart.

Cycling helps you control your weight

Working out in general raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns fat. You can adjust the intensity and duration of the pedalling depending on the results needed. On a bike trip, you will probably be riding for a few hours every day and burn loads of calories. You can then indulge in some holiday snacks because you deserve it :-) . Cycling at a steady pace burns about 300 calories an hour.

Cycling makes you smile

A bike trip is the best way to get as much sun as possible (vitamin C) and to be outdoors every day. This, combined with the pedalling will reduce any stress you might have felt during the long working hours at the office.

Cycling is environment friendly

Forget about the plane or the car, use your legs and the planet will thank you. Due to recent events worldwide, people have opened up to new ways of living, in accordance with the environment. Using a bike everyday and during the holidays will considerably reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

28 Jul

By

No Comments

Which website to prepare for your bike trip?

28 July 2020 | By | No Comments

Some of you plan to go on a bike trip this summer, along with your Aevon single-wheel bike trailer.

Traditional navigation apps such as Google Maps do not enable us to always find walking and cycling paths without crossing busy roads in France and Europe.
To help you go safely on a bike trip, we found a few websites to take as many cycle paths as possible. You will also find ideas for your next bike trip or stories of other bike travellers to get away for a few minutes.

France Vélo Tourisme

bike travel
This website enables you to go from one place to the next using as many cycling and walking paths as you can. On the homepage, you just need to click on ‘carte des itinéraires’ and then on ‘mon GPS’. Then choose the departure and destination. On the map you will find two possible routes, one of which uses mainly cycling paths.
The only failing is that the type of path is not specified. You may find yourself on dirt tracks sometimes.

bike trailer
The duration of the trips are quite long. They take into account a slow pedalling rythm. If you’re a sportsperson, make the calculations with the kilometers to get a better idea.

You can also use an already established route through ‘les itinéraires’ and select them depending on several criteria, one of which being the difficulty. This might be useful if you’re travelling with the kids.

Vélo en France (and in Europe)

This website is the official website of the French cycle touring federation. It helps to find very specific routes. You can enter the type of bike you use and get an overview of the accessibility of the trip, its difficulty. You can also know whether the route is long or sloping.
bike trip
This website is mostly for athletic cyclists and tells you about routes in France and in Europe: Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, etc…

Eurovelo, the European website (available in English)

ebike
Find out about cross-border routes available in more than 30 countries. The map shows you roads created by professionals of the bike and tourism industry in Europe. You can see the map in PDF with a short description available in 4 different languages.
If you haven’t planned to go on a bike trip immediately, just browse on the website to give you a few ideas for the future trips.

Global biker, a blog

single wheel bike trailer
This blog gathers stories of people gone on a bike trip essentially in France, but also in Europe and the rest of the world. These are not precise routes but personal experiences. You will have to select the supplied information and you can search by places in the search bar.
The stories being personal, they have been checked out so you need to be careful with the info. This kind of website can really give you the craving for a bike trip.

Unfortunately, there are no apps for these websites.

09 Jul

By

No Comments

Travelling by bike in Provence

9 July 2020 | By | No Comments

Let’s take a bike trip among lavender fields to the sound of cicadas.
Provence in France is the favorite holiday spot for French and European travellers because it’s always sunny. South French cities have the best sunshine ratio.
Be careful about heatwaves periods. Prefer Spring or September for your bike holidays in Provence.

Today, let’s explore the Gorges de la Nesque with beautiful views of the famous Mont Ventoux. Be prepared: it’s a little climb.

Several touristic places can be your starting point, why not Saint-Didier, small Provençal village.

From there, you’ll cycle for 35km on the D942 until the beautiful village of Monieux..

The Gorges de la Nesque road winds along the Nesque with a few steep cliffs and a breathtaking view.

bike trip in Provence

However, you’ll be rewarded upon your arrival, on the condition you stop at the restaurant ‘Les Lavandes’ where you can enjoy a bite or just have a drink.

If you are on a journey, cycle up to Sault to spend the night there. It’s only 6km away.

If you’d like to get back to your starting point, take a different road, the D5. Cycle down to the Monieux lake and then take the road that goes uphill. You will soon get to a plateau with a lavender field and a nice view on the Mont Ventoux.

bike single-wheel trailer

The rest of the trip will be smooth as you’ll just have to ride down.

At Saint-Didier, take a stroll by the church to visit the old part of the village.

For your bike trip a UNO 100 bike trailer will be perfect for this type of route. You can carry up to 100L / 35kg so you can bring everything you need for a few nights in B&Bs or campingsites.

11 Dec

By

No Comments

Travelling by bike in Canada

11 December 2019 | By | No Comments

We’d like to take you on a bike trip, to discover this beautiful country : Canada.
Take your KIT L80 bike trailer on the plane and follow us !

canada trip

The road we chose can be done in about a week if you cycle for 30 to 60km a day so you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
During this trip, you will cycle mainly on cycle paths and sometimes use secondary roads with few traffic.

Starting from Québec, take the public transports to the Lac St Jean where you can start your bike trip.
Going around the Lac St-Jean is a wonderful way to start this bike trip. You will use the famous véloroute des bleuets, 256km long. If you have enough time, spend a day at the wild zoo at St Félicien, it’s worth the detour. West from the lake, you will go past a Native American reservation in which you can visit a museum.
Finally, at the South of the lake is a History and archeological center, at Métabetchouane, you can also stop by the Trou de la Fée cave if you feel bold enough for the steep climb.

Cycle down to the Kénogami lake to admire the hills that separate the regions of Saguenay from the Lac St-Jean. This day by bike will be in the middle of nature until you reach the Sables river near Jonquière.

A visit to Chicoutimi city, located at the confluence between the rivers Chicoutoumi and Saguenay, is recommended before going back on the saddle in the direction of the Baie.

If you feel like it, take the shuttle to discover the Saguenay fjord, this unique landscape created for thousands of years by huge glaciers. The shuttle stops at the level of one of the most beautiful villages in Québec : Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, and stops at Tadoussac where you can rest for one night.
From Tadoussac, don’t hesitate to go on a whale trip.

Back on your bike, discover the regional park of Hautes-Gorges of the Malbaie river, 224.9km2, a unique region because of the diversity of flora. You will be amazed by the waterfalls, the highest being 160m high. And maybe you’ll be lucky enough to meet a caribou on the summits.

Go back to Quebec for the end of the trip.