The bicycle's is the only chain that sets you free.
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.
Ernest Hemingway

recent bikepacking adventures

bikepacking / Aug 2021
8 days and 883 km cycling along the Atlantic coast from the Spanish border up to end of La Loire / Saint-Nazaire.
bikepacking / Jul 2021
5 days and 606 km cycling along La Loire from the ocean up to the Orléans.
bikepacking / Jul 2021
From the hustle and bustle of Paris to the wildlife haven of the Rambouillet Forest, this overnight route follows quiet roads and gravel paths from the southwestern edge of the French capital.