The great trek to the south. Every summer almost every European, who can, will go to the south for their vacation. They go by car, by plane, by train or by bus. They want to get there as fast as possible to be able to enjoy as much as they can of the great weather and the great environment around the Mediteranian. But there is an alternative. Sure, being there is nice, but getting there can be even greater, especially if you go by bike.

In 2001, Lens and Lori have undertaken a journey of a life time.They went by bike from Maastricht in the Netherlands to Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer in the south of France, more than 1200 kilometers... For them it was quite a journey for which they worked hard.

While preparing for the trip Lens & Lori had a lot of benefit from several of bike vacation websites. In order to give something back and to have a fun little corner celebrating their own bike ride they built this site. You will find a lot of information here. Most information about the trip you will find in the travelogue (including the pictures and a wealth of links). Apart from that you will also find some info on the preperation the did with among other things the stage planning, the equipment list, the route, and a little story on their training trip. Also you can view the pictures without the travelogue.

the actual Journal


The road less travelled by


the route


Copyright 2001-2002 Maarten & Lori Lens-FitzGerald