A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

The EuroVelo 8 in our area is transitioning from a largely on-road signed cycle route to a quality cycleway that follows the route of the Train des Pignes railway. Here we offer tips on negotiating the changing infrastructure, where to stay, eat, repair your bike and...
Arriving – Train & Bike

Arriving – Train & Bike

So you want to come to south east France with your bicycle. Of course, you can follow the EuroVelo network and arrive by bicycle. But many  prefer to bring their bikes by train. Here we look at the options for arriving at either of “our” railway stations, Meyrargues...
EV8 in Transition

EV8 in Transition

The story of the development of the EV8 in la Provence verte is one of little or no funding from national and European funders. Despite this, local and regional authorities are doing their best to get the work done. But the long timescale means large sections of the...
How Busy is the Main Road?

How Busy is the Main Road?

Our stretch of EV8 follows a series of departmental roads. Where the cycleway is yet to be developed, cyclists are often led on to these, where there is no really viable alternative such as a quiet country lane. So how busy are these departmental roads, and is it...
In and Out of Barjols

In and Out of Barjols

Much of the village of Barjols sits in a bowl, but one part is higher up on a small plain to the north. Here was the site of the old railway station, and the EV8 naturally follows the route of the old line. So what are the options for getting into and out of Barjols?...
Accueil Vélo

Accueil Vélo

The label Accueil Vélo – “welcome cycles” – is the French symbol of a facility or service that is particularly helpful to cyclists. Here we offer a rundown of what it offers. What cyclists need Cyclists are usually undemanding guests and cheerful visitors....