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Bull Attack Kills Tourist In France

Bull Attack Kills Tourist In France Oct 18th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Wikimedia Commons A bull attack in France has left one German tourist killed and another injured, the BBC reports. A man and wife were on a cycling vacation in the Camargue region of southern France when they were attacked while passing a farm where some bulls were fighting each other. One animal broke out of the enclosure and attacked the woman. When her husband came to her aid, he was gored...

5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel

5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel Oct 3rd, 2013 at 9:00AM: Ed Yourdon, Flickr Traveling doesn't mean having to give up your regular workout routines, even when you're on vacation and letting yourself relax a little. There are plenty of travel specific workouts to be done, from CrossFit to general hotel gym repetitions, but the best, and easiest, way to stay active while you travel is to do just that: stay active. Here are five easy ways to do just...

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour De France

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour De France Jul 21st, 2013 at 4:00PM: Courtesy Sky Sports The 100th edition of the Tour de France will come to a dramatic end today when the riders arrive in Paris at last. For the past three weeks the best cyclists in the world have been battling it out on the roads of France for the right to wear the famed maillot jaune – better known as the "yellow jersey" – that designates the current leader of the race. As the peloton...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Tour De France, In 10 Minutes

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Tour De France, In 10 Minutes Jul 12th, 2013 at 8:30AM: The Tour de France Explained in Animation Even cycling amateurs have a thing for the Tour de France; if you like travel and have even an inkling of desire to ride a bike, it's hard not to at least watch a stage or two. The Tour de France is one of those classic events that's as much a sporting event as it is a cultural one, attracting people from far and wide to come and watch in person (or even...

Conquering The Famed Tour De France Climb, Mont Ventoux

Conquering The Famed Tour De France Climb, Mont Ventoux Jul 10th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Rob Annis When thinking of iconic Tour de France climbs, three mountains immediately spring to mind – Alp d'Huez, Col d' Tourmalet and Mont Ventoux. Every year, hundreds of thousands of riders flock to France to test their mettle against those three mountains and the ghosts of Tour riders past. On Bastille Day, July 14, the pro riders will race up Mont Ventoux during stage 15 of the Tour....

Nabbing Free Souvenirs At The Tour De France

Nabbing Free Souvenirs At The Tour De France Jul 9th, 2013 at 9:30AM: Rob Annis So you've promised all your friends and family you'd bring them back souvenirs from your Tour de France trip. Although buying everyone a €20 T-shirt will help solve the lingering effects of the European financial crisis, it's also going to put a bigger dent in your bank statement than those $1,300 plane tickets to France. Before the start of each stage, a massive convoy of...

The Best Way To Experience The Tour de France? From A Bike Saddle

The Best Way To Experience The Tour de France? From A Bike Saddle Jul 8th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Rob Annis The cyclists get the glory, but it's the fans who make the Tour de France arguably the world's greatest race. During my recent trip, I was able to experience this firsthand. Starting from our hotel in Nice, our group of riders wanted to ride the 75 kilometers to the village of Fayence, where the professional riders were scheduled to pass through around 4:30 p.m. (Race organizers use...

Climbing The Col d'Eze, Hiking Down Ancient Footpaths

Climbing The Col d'Eze, Hiking Down Ancient Footpaths Jul 5th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Rob Annis Located just outside of Nice, the Col d'Eze is a misnomer; there is very little easy about this climb. Even some professional riders have trouble with the climb, the showcase peak of the famous early season Paris-Nice race and a favorite training ground for professional riders living in the area. The 500-meter mountain averages about a 7 percent grade at its beginning, levels out a...

The Tour De France Takes Over Nice

The Tour De France Takes Over Nice Jul 3rd, 2013 at 11:00AM: By Rob Annis Nice, the resort oasis in the south of France, may be best known for the intense, steel-blue of the Mediterranean Sea, but for a few days this July, yellow was the color of note. We arrived in Nice less than 24 hours before nearly 200 of the world's best bike riders took over 25 kilometers of the city's streets. The Tour de France is more than a sporting event for the French...

The 2013 Tour De France Begins Today!

The 2013 Tour De France Begins Today! Jun 29th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Tour de France Cycling fans across the globe are celebrating today as the 2013 Tour de France gets underway for the first time from the Isle of Corsica. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the race and to commemorate the occasion Tour organizers have put together a course that is designed to create drama and test the skill and endurance of the riders. For the next three weeks they will be...

Cycling The Niagara River Recreation Trail: Ice Wine, War Of 1812 History, And A Back Door To Niagara Falls (Part 2)

Cycling The Niagara River Recreation Trail: Ice Wine, War Of 1812 History, And A Back Door To Niagara Falls (Part 2) Jun 7th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Click here to read part one of this story. In recent weeks, U.S. and Canadian officials have been fighting over a development issue at the Peace Bridge, but when I drove over the bridge, built to commemorate 100 years of peaceful relations between U.S. and Canada, one warm day late last summer, I had much older hostilities in mind. Two months before, I had taken a bike ride from Niagara Falls to...

Cycling The Niagara River Recreation Trail: Ice Wine, War of 1812 History And A Back Door To Niagara Falls (Part 1)

Cycling The Niagara River Recreation Trail: Ice Wine, War of 1812 History And A Back Door To Niagara Falls (Part 1) Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM: I must have been absent from school the day we learned about the War of 1812. Growing up, history was my favorite subject, but as I sat in an office interviewing Paul Dyster, the mayor of Niagara Falls, New York, who mentioned upcoming events to commemorate the bicentennial of the conflict, I couldn't for the life of me recall who won the war (it was a stalemate) or even why it was fought....

Australia's 2013 Great Victorian Bike Ride Heads Down The Ocean Road

Australia's 2013 Great Victorian Bike Ride Heads Down The Ocean Road May 22nd, 2013 at 8:00AM: Great Victoran Bike Ride We've noted before just how popular cycling holidays have become in recent years as active and adventurous travelers look for new ways to explore their favorite destinations. Few of those holidays can rival Australia's annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by riding the Great Ocean Road, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful...

Photo Of The Day: Riding In The Rain

Photo Of The Day: Riding In The Rain May 21st, 2013 at 6:00PM: jrodmanjr, Flickr After a protracted, freezing and rainy spring, summer finally hit Shanghai a few weeks ago. Prior to the sun breaching the clouds (if not always the smog), the streets were full of the poncho-wearing cyclists like the two in this shot by Flickr user jrodmanjr. Yes, two - the yellow blur is also a biker who whipped past at just the right moment. Ponchos are inevitably brightly...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden May 10th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Known as the Venice of the North, Stockholm is a city defined by water; it's in the soul of the city's inhabitants. Cold and icy in the winter and ready for sailing and bathing in the summer, water is as much a symbol of Stockholm as Old Town and the Royal Palace. This makes the Swedish capital the ideal hub for adventure – the chance to blend an urban center with the beauty of the...

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike May 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Are you one of those adventure travelers who has pretty much gone everywhere and done everything? Have you already climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the length of the Himalaya and run an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert? Are you looking for a new challenge that will motivate you to get off the couch while allowing you to continue exploring the world at the same time? If so, then you may want to...

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Later this week, Vancouver firefighter and cancer survivor Rudy Pospisil will unpack his Giant Seek bicycle on the coast of Portugal, clip in and head for the Middle East. The road ahead stretches 9,000 miles, the distance between him and his goal of circumnavigating the globe on two wheels for charity. He knows he can do it, because he already has – between 2009 and 2012, he logged...

Tennessee Trails, Take Me Home

Apr 28th, 2013 at 11:00AM: After a long, wet winter, I needed some dirt. With the mountain bike trails around my Indiana home too muddy to ride, I picked up my buddy Jimmy and pointed the Forester south to Nashville. The temperature was about 10 degrees warmer than what we'd been suffering through this Hoosier farce of a spring, and from what I could tell from the Internet chatter, the Tennessee trails seemed to be in...

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike Apr 25th, 2013 at 8:00AM: One of the fastest growing segments in adventure travel over the past few years has been in the area of cycling tours. Many active travelers have discovered that rolling along on the back of a bike provides a unique and personal perspective to the places they visit. A cycling tour gives riders a chance to travel at a measured pace, allowing them the opportunity to savor the environments they pedal...

Pro Cycling Legend George Hincapie To Open Boutique Hotel In South Carolina

Pro Cycling Legend George Hincapie To Open Boutique Hotel In South Carolina Apr 20th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Former professional cyclist George Hincapie, who rode in the Tour de France an impressive 17 times, has announced plans to enter the hotel business along with his brother Rich. Their small boutique hotel, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, promises to mix old world charm with contemporary sophistication. The aptly named Hotel Domestique is set to open in August and...

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