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This week’s set of three is brought to by FulGaz contributor Laurent Deleu.

This is their first set of rides for FulGaz and we think they’ve done a pretty good job capturing the story of these regions.

We visit France, Italy and then Germany in a lovely series of rides.

For those of you who love going the distance inside be sure to check out South of Munich. This ride is over three hours long so it’s a great ride to help you build your endurance.

Baudinard sur Verdon, France

The ride goes down on the lac Sainte Croix at the end of the Verdon’s canyon, famous for its green water. Reaching the Alpes de Haute Provence, the ride climbs on the plateau of Valensole famous for the lavender fields. Then back down to the Verdon and climbing to Baudinard to finish the loop.

26.68KM

DISTANCE
01:12:47
DURATION
439M
ELEVATION GAIN

Costiera Trieste, Italy

The Strada Costiera is an easy climb along the Gulf of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. It connects Trieste to Sistiana. The rIde starts from the waterfront and passes by Barcola before reaching the beginning of the Costiera. Once in Sistiana you could stop at the bakery for the wonderful paste creme, however, you will turn back. Once in Trieste you will have a quick look at piazza unita, an open square on the sea. The Costiera is the start or end of most of the bike rides in Trieste.

36.35KM
DISTANCE
01:09:18
DURATION
101M
ELEVATION GAIN

South of Munich, Germany

A classical tour on the side roads of the southern area of Munich. You leave Munich by the Perlach forest in the direction of the Alps. The tour includes the famous Beigarten and Humbach climbs that are commonly used by the locals to train without the need to reach the Alps. The roads are quiet but you may have the chance to spot old-timers or German manufacturer test cars. The way from the pre-Alps back to Munich is an easy slope.

85.29KM
DISTANCE
03:05:37
DURATION
764M
ELEVATION GAIN