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​We also visited Joshua Tree National Park on the way to Arizona.

2024 - Arizona: This was a quick trip to Arizona to deliver a new tandem to a couple in Tucson and to pick up a used tandem to sell, from a couple located near Tucson. Even though primarily a work trip, we did manage to sneak in a few days of riding in the Tucson area, riding some on the famous Tucson Loop and also in Saguaro National Park.


This trip began with a few days sightseeing in Paris (and recovering from jet lag). Then it was on to the Loire Valley for a number of cycling days, getting our fill of chateaus and beautiful scenery. After the Loire Valley it was off to Brittany; we rode from Brittany, up the Normandy Coast to Honfleur, continuing along the Seine as far as Giverny. After taking in the beauty of Monet's house and gardens in Giverny we returned to Paris for the flight home.


Of course, a visit to Le Mont Saint-Michel is a must for any bike tour in Brittany!

We visited all the Normandy D-Day landing beaches as well as many inland sites related to the Battle of Normandy. This was especially sobering on the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Europe by the Allies.

And we enjoyed the beauty of blooming almond trees for quite a distance in California.


Days riding: 3

​Miles ridden: 39.9

​Elevation gained: 1180'

2024 Tours​​

And we encountered a bit of wintry weather on the way.

Finishing it all off with the iconic water lily pond in Monet's Garden in Giverny.

Days riding: 18

Miles ridden: 624.8

​Elevation gained: 19,737'

2024 - France: Interestingly, in looking back over our touring experiences I see we have toured more often in France than in any country, other than our own. I guess we must like touring in France! It is a country possessing excellent scenery and food, not to mention lots of quiet small roads that are perfect for cycling. no wonder we like it!

Every time we tour in France we are impressed by the excellent roads for cycling. Good scenery, low traffic, good surfaces. We really enjoy cycling here.