Cycling Around Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville is often overlooked by folks on the way to coastal Charleston, but the scene here is rapidly changing. An outdoor enthusiasts’ playground, the cultured community and college town has landed among the top-listed destinations to visit in 2017. While tourists flock to the seashore, real travelers remain close to the mountains. Make the most of time in the saddle with PasteTravel’s cycling guide to Greenville.

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Italy by Rail

Rolling across Italy on Rail Europe’s state-of-the-art high speed railways means visiting cities—both large and small—in a matter of hours. Moving at speeds of up to 220 mph, riding the rails has the appeal of slow travel with the convenience of modern immediacy. A journey from Venice to Rome can be made in just under 4 hours if anyone cared to blur through half the Italian peninsula.

While Italy’s history could consume a lifetime of study, first-time and returning visitors can reach beyond the mundane to experience each city’s specialty. Come on board with Paste Travel to ride the Italian rails from Milan to Rome with some of our favorite stops along the way.

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Take Five: Gourmet Bologna

Half an hour north of Florence, Italy, Bologna is a small but dense city built with arched colonnades, hidden canals and ancient towers. Home to the world’s oldest university founded in 1088, the Biblioteca Salaborsa and Archiginnasio, a carved wooden anatomical theater, is just one block from the city center, Piazza Maggiore. Though there is a rich history and culture, Bologna is noted for its culinary expertise.

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Provence, France by Horseback

After a steep descent down the Valley of the Aiguebrun River, rest easy in an auberge next to the river. Rolling hills of cherry orchards and vineyards unfold in the Calavon valley. With a snort and the sound of hooves brushing through tall grass, the hilltop levels and the next destination, Rustrel, appears between two pointed ears. As the ground rises beneath riders’ saddles, the scent of rosemary and thyme linger in the air. Breathe in the herbal air before arriving in the Doa River bed. The ride leads equestrians to revel in colorful cliffs and hills before venturing to Viens village.

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