Fabulous Cycling Vlog Tour de France 2019 Intro by @fabulousport

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Here below a quick little YouTube video intro for the upcoming videos about the Tour de France 2019.

The plan is to follow and to document a few of the stages of the so called “Grande Boucle”, the biggest and most prestigious cycling event in the world. In this videos I aim to share my thoughts and point of view from a different prespective and hopefully to produce something enjoyable and somewhat interesting to the viewers.
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Gabel Inverso Carbon Nordic Walking Poles review by Fabulous Outdoors

Gabel Inverso Carbon Nordic Walking Poles Bastoncini Marche Nordique Bâtons reviwed by Fabulous Outdoors 

We went to the Nordic Walking Festival EuroNordicWalk, a very well organised event that is held every year in the beautiful Vercors valley of France. The beautiful villages of Méaudre and Autrans immersed in a stunning natural parcit’s definitely a place worth a visit, great as a family weekend away surrounded by nature. Situated in the vicinity of Grenoble, the Vercors valley is easily accesible from your travel ways through France. We took this opportunity to test and review some products for Nordic Walking and Trekking. The Gabel Inverso Carbon is a great hi-performance adjustable pole that we recommend, in this video ..and here’s why:

Event: EuroNordicWalk Vercors

Location: Méaudre VERCORS, France

Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors

GABEL NORDIC WALKING POLES: http://www.gabel.it

GABEL mod. INVERSO CARBON: http://www.gabel.it/prodotto/inverso-ca/

Peso 184 g / 6.49 oz

Lunghezza 105-130 cm / 42”-52”

Diametro 14/16 mm

Materiale S-Carbon

Impugnatura Dual Cork 01/37

Passamano NCS Comfort 02/36 NCS

Rotella TR 03/37F

Punta Puntale Vario Fit + Carbide 05/15 + 08/15

Walking Pad Sport pad 05/33

The Gabel Inverso Carbon is a hi-level Nordic Walking pole in carbon suitable for nordic walkers looking for a professional level pole for top performance, stiffness and durability.

#NordicWalking #MarcheNordique #EuroNordicWalk

Nordic Walking in Vercors France
Nordic Walking Gabel Méaudre Vercors EuroNordicWalk 2019 Fabulous Outdoors
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Hiking in Italy Mombarone Mountain Serra Morenic Woodland Hill in Piedmont Fabulous Outdoors

The beautiful landscape of the Canavese and the Biellese areas in the Piedmont region of Italy.
Located at the foot of the mountains and with it’s beautiful Serra Morenica, a morenic woodland hill, it offers a variety of terrain and undulating landscapes including several lakes and medium to small rivers.

Serra Morenica e dintorni ©Fabrizio-Malisan-Photography

These landscapes are a fantastic playground for the lovers of the outdoors and the outdoor activity. To mention but a few of the activities that are popular around this area:
Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Paragliding and Handgliding, Bungee Jumping, Wild Water Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Walking, Nordic Walking.. and many more.
In this video a quick view to give an idea of this beautiful landscape:

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Serra Morenica e dintorni ©Fabrizio-Malisan-Photography

A Cyclist’s Journey – Fabulous Outdoors @fabulousport

People often ask why we ride ..what is it about cycling that at a first look, it seems just a painful long term agony on a bicycle to get nowhere..or something like that. The fact is, it’s hard to explain. At first, it can feel quite daunting, but with patience, it becomes easier and you feel satisfied and proud of what you’ve achieved so far. After your ride, a refreshing shower, a cool drink and a bite to eat and you suddenly feel invigorated and alive, as long as you haven’t done too much of course.

Little by little, your body will do all the adjustments needed to make you perform better, stay out for longer rides and be willing to do more of it. In this short clip, I wanted to pass on some of the feelings, the sounds and the landscapes of a cyclist’s journey. It’s a short clip, part of a bigger documentary project, coming out in future episodes.

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The stunning Roselend Valley – Fabulous Outdoors

Located between Albertville and Bourg Saint Maurice, the Roselend Valley is a paradise for the lovers of the outdoors. The roads are nice and winding and they’re surrounded by fields of natural flowers, waterfalls and flowing streams of water.

Roselend Winding Road Amongst Flowers Fabulous Outdoors 253A7365

In the middle of the valley sits the water dam with the stunning mountain peak overlooking at it. Whether you love mountain walking, hiking, road cycling or mountain biking or just lover of traveling through breathtaking landscapes, this is one place not to be missed.

Lac de Roselend Landscape Panoramic View Fabulous Outdoors

The professional cycling Tour de France and the Criterium du Dauphiné have chosen this route for a few stages this year 2018.

Geraint Thomas Pro Cycling Team Sky in the chase at the Criterium du Dauphiné 2018 Barrage de Roseland #fabulouSport
Geraint Thomas Pro Cycling Team Sky in the chase at the Criterium du Dauphiné 2018 Barrage de Roseland #fabulouSport

Here below, a short video clip of a lovely Marmot spotted at the stunning mountain landscape of the Cormet Roselend in the French Alps.

A LOVELY MARMOT                                                                                                                          A short video clip from one of my wildlife photography documentaries.

This was captured in the Alps of France at the stunning Cormet de Roselend, with it’s water dam, waterfalls and breathtaking landscape.
Marmots are popular in the Alps and at this time of the year they are really nice and fluffy after the winter season.

A Lovely Marmot Marmotta Marmotte Fabulous Outdoors
A Lovely Marmot Marmotta Marmotte Fabulous Outdoors

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WHERE TO STAY:

There aren’t many places to stay up in the valley, but just below getting to the top, there are a few villages that have accommodation available, one of which is Areches Beaufort. Once at the top however, overlooking the dam, is the Chalet de Roselend , a warm and welcoming family run hotel, situated with the most breathtaking views.      The Chalet de Roselend provides a very comfortable stay with breathtaking window and balcony views that make you really feel part of the stunning natural environment. The family owners and staff are very friendly and you feel like you’re at home immediately. The food is very tasty, with a set menu of local specialities and products from the region.                                                             


 (Wikipedia: “The Roselend Dam is an arch-buttress dam located 5 km (3 mi) east of Beaufort in the Savoie department of the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located just west and below the Cormet de Roselend mountain pass. The dam was designed by Coyne et Bellier and construction began in 1955. The reservoir began to fill in 1960, the power station was operational in 1961 and the dam complete in 1962. It was constructed for the primary purpose of hydroelectric power generation and supports the 546 MW La Bâthie Power Station.“)

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It’s Spring your favourite season to shoot landscapes? Fabulous Outdoors

It’s been a very temperamental winter over the European Alps, lots of snow has fallen, followed by rapid temperature change. Suddenly Spring arrives with it’s beautiful clear skies, white clouds blown by the wind over the mountains, stunning sunrises and sunsets to be photographed.
It’s definitely my favourite season to shoot landscapes, but I also love Spring for the awakening of nature. Birds happily singing and busy flying to feed their little ones calling for food from their nest and other animals running around with their new borns. Sunrises and sunsets are pretty good to be captured all year round indeed, but in the Alps or in their proximity, you can still get the snow on the peaks in contrast with the green landscape at a lower altitude. At the same time, you don’t have to freeze yourself as you do in wintertime going up before the sunrise to set your gear for the shoot.

Snow over mountain peaks Spring landscape - Fabulous Outdoors
Snow over mountain peaks Spring landscape – Fabulous Outdoors

For this particular shoot, we were out for one of my photo-walks around the lakes as the sun was about to set creating these beautiful reflections in the water.

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How to fix compact cameras lens curtain problem DIY cover

How to fix compact cameras lens curtain problem DIY cover by Fabulous Outdoor Photography

It’s a great little camera, to take it with you everywhere, and it produce good quality images. Get one on Amazon, see the latest deals here: https://goo.gl/8ZvLlH

Hello viewers. I’ve got this little camera, the Canon Powershot SX720HS, which is a pocket camera that I love, because I can take it with me on on all my outdoors activities however, I have never particularly liked this lens cover curtain that most pocket cameras have as I thought I was going to break it..

How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography
How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography

and in fact I did break it, and so I came up with a D.I.Y., solution.

I measured the outside of the lens, which is 55mm and I went to find a jar lid, and I found this one, pretty much of the same size, and I micro-adjusted with a tin-can opener to make it a snug fit.

How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography
How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography

You can make it as snug as you want, easy to take it on and off when you want to take a photo, and this way the camera lens is much more protected. I can put it in my pocket, without worrying, it can get hit without breaking anything anymore. So, just a quick tip for today’s video, I hope you like it and find it useful, because maybe this has happened to you as well. You’re welcome to LIKE the video by pressing the like button below, to SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL for more videos to come, and to leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or questions about it. See you next time!

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