VivaLaVida!

A journey to meet the planet and its inhabitants...

Fall holidays (3)

    1. This high valley of the Clarée is just magnificent at this season!       2. Back from our hike to Long Lake, we still walk along the river.       3. Emile takes the opportunity to play one of his favorite hobbies:      Read More…

Fall holidays (2)

    Continuation of these few days of relaxation and discovery…     1. To descend from Mont-Cenis to Italy, VivaLaVida discovers a trail, an old border road, some passages of which are spectacular.       2. Passage near the pretty little lake of Roterel…       3.Read More…

Fall holidays (1)

    As Emile is on vacation with me for a week, we decide to go enjoying the fall colors without traveling too far since we only have 5 days to travel. The destination will be the Hautes-Alpes, between France and Italy.     1. After half a day onRead More…

Week-ends in Jura mountains

    We enjoy fall doing some weekend outings.     1. Boondocking in the forest.       2. Nice morning view point.       3. In the Langouette gorge.       4. Billaude waterfall.       5. Another weekend, another boondocking in a beautiful forestRead More…

Week-end in Haute Savoie

    At the end of August, Emile and I are going to spend the weekend in the mountains.     1. Hike to the Col de Balme.       2. We discover a pretty altitude pond…       3. … that cottongrass highlight.       4.Read More…

Massif Central

    1. The night was particularly windy but there is fog in the morning.       2. As I take my breakfast the fog lifts.       3. The trail from my boondocking spot.       4. The locals…       5. Fog game onRead More…

Cahors and Massif Central

  It is now time to leave the Pyrenees with a taste of the unfinished while our forced stop in Valence greatly reduced our stay in Spain…   1. Leaving Montgarri in a sunny morning.       2. Pla de Beret.       3. …      Read More…

Pyrenees, continuation and end

  After crossing the Principality of Andorra where we took advantage of filling up VivaLaVida at an unbeatable price thanks to the special customs status, we take the road toward West again.     1. We find the unpaved trail at Coll de Cabus again.       2. OurRead More…

Pyrenees (2)

    1. Wake up at the Pedró dels Quatre Batlles. It is cool but the view is gorgeous.       2. …       3. We take a spectacular trail to go down from the plateau.       4. View toward South.       5.Read More…

Forced stop and start of the Pyrenees mountains

  Today, we continue the road towards the Pyrenees.   After about fourty miles, I take VivaLaVida on the A6 motorway north of Orange. I take its cruising speed – about 65 mph – and I don’t have done 3 miles that a thudding noise intensifies quickly. No doubt, somethingRead More…