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Walking the French Riviera with Exodus

April 23, 2018

Coming September 29, 2018. La perle de la France…mais oui! It’s no surprise that Menton is known as the Pearl of France with it’s beaches, gardens, and medieval old town, and this is the starting point for the Walking the French Riviera tour from Exodus. This company has arranged coed and independent travel for over 40 years, and […]

Arc’teryx Women’s Glacier Tour

March 26, 2018

Coming July 7, 2018. Crisp alpine air at the top of Western Europe’s tallest mountain. With the Arc’teryx Women’s Glacier Tour, meet at the Chamonix Village center for a spectacular all day tour. Join like minded women as a professional female guide takes a small group (5:1 ratio) climbing the Glacier du Géant, an impressive glacier lying […]

Le Tour de France

July 12, 2017

Coming July 1-23, 2017. Who will win the yellow jersey this year? Yes, it’s that time of year with the Tour de France in full swing now with lots of excitement and competition. The Tour de France is the oldest and considered the most prestigious of cycling’s Grand Tours, composed of last month’s Giro d’Italia […]

Marathon Des Alpes-Maritimes

September 8, 2016

Coming November 13, 2016. Ooo la la! It’s almost time for the Marathon Des Alpes-Maritimes (The French Riviera Marathon to us Anglophiles), started in 2008, and the second largest race in France. Runners from more than 50 different countries bask in the incredibly scenic route along the French Riviera starting at the oldest gardens in Nice, the Albert […]

Victoria’s Kitchen Beverages

March 18, 2016

Voila, a taste of France! Our friends at Victoria’s Kitchen sent us some samples of their new line of European-inspired drinks. With a selection of four flavors, Original Almond Water, Coconut Almond Water, Organic Ginger Lemonade, and Organic Ginger/Peach Lemonade Tea, you have a unique beverage that has only 50 calories, no artificial ingredients or […]

Colors of Provence with Adventures in Good Company

February 25, 2016

Coming April 29, 2015. Provence conjures images of lavender fields, Van Gogh paintings, and small quaint villages. Our friends at Adventures in Good Company offer a 9-day tour to this magical region, appropriately titled Colors of Provence and promises all this and more. The best way to explore the area is by foot and with […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2014: Celebrating the Cold Weather!

January 6, 2015

Burrrr…with cold weather hitting much of the nation, the editorial staff at TrailblazerGirl got together and came up with their top 3 picks from the 2014 reviews for ways to enjoy and celebrate this cold weather. First off, really experience winter with Igloo-Village and their locations in the Alps and the Pyrenees. A collection of […]

L’Etape du Tour

November 14, 2014

Coming July 2015. Ever dreamed of racing in the Tour de France? Well, as an amateur cyclist, you can join L’Etape du Tour which covers the route of one of the mountain stages in the Tour de France. In 2015, it’s a challenging 142 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to a mountain finish in the ski resort […]

France: Castles of Loire Valley by WomanTours

September 23, 2014

Coming May 19, 2015. Ooo la la! Cycle the Loire Valley with WomanTours new tour next spring. This is a great vacation for beginner to moderate level cyclists who want to explore France and the stunning castles of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 7-day tour with 5 cycling days, you’ll travel […]

Intermediate French Riviera by WalkingWomen

September 11, 2014

Coming October 12, 2014. Bonjour la France! Enjoy the French Riviera with WalkingWomen’s intermediate level tour. Your home base for this 7 night adventure will be Menton, located on the border between France and Italy and known as la perle de la France (“The Pearl of France”) for it’s beautiful subtropical climate, colorful gardens, seaport, […]

La Grande Classique – Paris to Versailles

June 17, 2014

Coming September 28, 2014. A royal race. La Grande Classique – Paris to Versailles takes runners from the base of the Eiffel Tower to the Palace of Versailles. The 16km route travels through city streets, parks, and includes a climb of more than 120m over 2km. Sign up now, as the race is limited to […]

Tour du Mont Blanc

March 6, 2014

Start training now for one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is usually traveled during the summer season from July through September. This beautiful 103-mile (170km) trail circles Mont Blanc Massif, Europe’s highest mountain, and passes through 3 countries (France, Switzerland, and Italy) with 6.2 miles […]

Walking in Provence France by Adventure Women

January 31, 2014

Coming April 25, 2014. Bonjour Provence! Join Adventure Women for their Walking in Provence France adventure vacation. Spring is the perfect time of year to visit this beautiful area of southeastern France made famous by French Impressionists. Highlights include dramatic medieval hilltop villages, gorgeous landscapes with blooming lavender, wildflowers, and fragrant herbs, quaint villages with […]

Les 3 Vallées, France

January 15, 2014

Ski bunny TrailblazerGirls will jump for joy at Les 3 Vallées in the French Alps! This is the world’s largest ski area solely connect by ski runs and ski lifts. It’s group of 8 resorts with a total of 600kms (370 miles) of interconnected slopes, 328 runs, and 180 ski lifts. The name comes from […]

France: Provence Bike by Freewheeling Adventures

September 5, 2013

Coming September 15 and October 6, 2013. Freewheeling Adventures is offering a wonderful tour of the Provence area of France this fall. You’ll start your journey in Avignon with its ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts and travel through quintessential French villages and countrysides, easily understanding how the Impressionists received their inspiration. Aix-en-Provence is […]

Roc d’Azur

August 29, 2013

If you’re into mountain biking, you gotta check out Roc d’Azur. This is one of the largest, longest running mountain bike events around, and this year marks its 30th anniversary. Located along the coast of southeastern France, the wide range of races over four days will have you taking advantage of the gorgeous trails along […]

Snowboard Camps, Les Deux Alpes by GirlieCamps

April 29, 2013

Coming June 29 and July 6, 2013. Boarding during the summer? Yes! With GirlieCamps Snowboard Camps in Les Deux Alpes, France, you and your fellow TrailblazerGirl boarders can experience one of the highest ski areas in the world and Europe’s largest skiable glacier. Included in the price are lodging for 6 nights, 6 days of […]

Marathon de Paris

November 13, 2012

Coming April 7, 2013. Ah, Paris in the springtime. The Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to discover the city and is now one of the five biggest in the world (along with New-York, London, Berlin and Chicago). From the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs-Elysées, past the Place de la Concorde, along the Rue […]

Marathon de la baie du Mont Saint-Michel

November 7, 2012

Coming May 5, 2013. Starting in Brittany and finishing in Normandy, the 16th annual Mont Saint-Michel Bay Marathon is one of the few marathons where you can actually see the finish line from the start. It typically welcomes 5,000 runners from all over world, and is one of the few runs on an iconic UNESCO […]