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2006-05-19

L'été grec (the Greek Summer)


posted at 22:48

As I was telling you some days ago, about the Best place for Bike Tourism, when I found on flickr some french bikers that took the round of Peloponnese. Their photos and description brought up in my mind the ever classic book of Jacques Lacarrière, "L'été grec". It is one of the most beautiful descriptions of that part of Greece, I've read! And, although his trip was some 50 years ago, there is still this same kind of people you can find there, the same style of living, the same preoccupations and the same huge hospitality.

So, I found it for you at Amazon. Click on the photo to go there. It's in french (I don't know if it has been translated). Memorable book!

If you want, there is even on the french Amazon site:



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2006-05-17

Best place for Bike Tourism


posted at 11:49

I found them on flickr, the day before yesterday. A group of french guys biking around the Peloponnese. At this very moment.

Every morning, they upload the photos of the last day's trip. And some commentaries. This is one of these:




I have discussed many times with traveling bikers I meet in Greece, about how they find bike trip in Greece. All agree to say, it's really the best place to bike.

There is an infinite variation of landscape, in a quite restricted area, easy to visit in a short period of time. There's everything a biker needs, climbing mountains, endless coastline roads, sun on every time of the year, along with rain in the higher spots. Trips, not hard to accomplish, easy to find in place accommodation, good food, hospitality and this unique approach of life, greeks have!

All this bring me in mind the famous "Eté Grec", the most captivating narration of tripping Greece, by Jacques Lacarrière. A book I'll never cease rereading. I'll write about it tomorrow.

For the moment, visit Feuillu's Greece photostream and give them some encouragement!

Peloponnese on Google Maps

As usually, I have to remind you that this post is illustrated by selected Photos of Greece, published recently on flickr.com
All photos I mention here, are © of their authors. I, just give a link to these photos.
Publishing this photo has been approved by its author, whom I thank!


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