Category Archives: France

Provence Prestige en Vélo Bike Tour – A Luxurious Cycling Holiday in the South of France

Get ready for the cycling experience of a lifetime in beautiful Provence, France on the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour, organized by Belle France (a 33-year-old company that specializes in both walking and cycling tours in some of France’s most extraordinary destinations). The Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour is just one of the […]

Join The Bicycle Touring Pro on a Cycling Holiday in France!

Provence prestige bike tour in France

Are you ready to participate in the cycling holiday of a lifetime in Provence, France? In April of 2019, I will be participating in the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour with Belle France… and you’re invited to join me on the trip! This is your opportunity to travel with me, Darren Alff (the Bicycle […]

I’m Going To France & I Need Your Help Selecting The Best Bike Tour

I’m currently in the process of planning my bike tours for 2019… and I’ve decided that I’m going to return to France for another epic bicycle touring adventure! Click here to help me plan my bike tour. I’ve been to France on several previous bike tours, but France is one of the best destinations in […]

Why I Quit My Bike Tour

Tired and quitting

After completing my recent 2016 bike tour across Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Norway and Sweden, I flew back to the United States and some have you have been asking, “Darren, why did you quit your bike after only three months?” After all, many of my previous bicycle touring expeditions have been much longer. Seven months, […]

The Loire Valley Classic 7N Bike Tour With Active4Adventures – My Detailed Review

France’s Loire Valley is the perfect location for a week-long bicycle tour! This 800 square kilometer valley along the shores of the Loire River in north-western France is the home to dozens of magnificent chateaus, hundreds of kilometers of well-built bicycle paths, and thousands of kind and welcoming people. The Loire Valley is known for […]

Photos From My Loire Valley Bike Tour With Active4Adventures

Four Days In Paris, France

I flew to Paris, France from Poznan, Poland on June 5th, 2013 with Wizz Air – a discount airline that nickles and dimes you for every little extra involved with flying on an airplane (checked baggage, checking in at the airport, priority boarding, etc). I avoided these extra fees by packing everything I would need […]

Summary Of My 12th Long-Distance Bike Tour

The last 12 months have been amazing. I attended the Sundance Film Festival, saw some of my favorite musicians perform live (including A Fine Frenzy and Nellie McKay), rode a motorcycle across the Western United States and conducted a 10-month-long bicycle tour across 20 European countries. In this article I aim to summarize my thoughts […]

One Year Of Bicycle Touring In Europe – 2012 Video Review

2012 was a truly incredible year! Here’s just a small taste of what I did: Spent 4 months skiing at North America’s #1 ski resort – Deer Valley. Watched 12 amazing movies at the Sundance Film Festival. Saw more than a dozen famous musicians perform, including A Fine Frenzy, Lisa Hannigan, Nellie McKay, Flying Lotus, […]

The Realities Of A Cycling Fundraiser

Earlier this year, Bicycle Touring Pro awarded its annual scholarship, a financial boost for young people heading out on their first bicycle tour, to 24 year old Polish-Canadian cyclist Kasia Szewczyk. Kasia’s plan was to cycle across Europe, from Barcelona, Spain to Istanbul, Turkey, combining her first ever bike tour with a fund raising project […]

“Ride to Read” – Cycling Tales From Europe

Earlier this year, Bicycle Touring Pro awarded its annual scholarship (a financial boost for young people heading out on their first bicycle tour), to 24 year old Polish-Canadian cyclist Kasia Szewczyk. Kasia’s plan is to cycle across Europe, from Barcelona, Spain to Istanbul in Turkey, combining her first ever bike tour with a fundraising project […]

How To Travel In Europe For Less Than 700 Euros

Welcome to my June 2012 monthly travel spending report. As I travel around the world with my bicycle I like to keep track of the money I spend and share my total travel costs here on the website – what I spent my money on, how much it cost, which items cost the most, which […]