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France (all)

This page lists all reports that for France including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only France.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

Holland, Normandie, Bretagne
by Thomas Driemeyer

Many of the towns in the Normandie have unusually large cathedrals. Eu was no exception. The cathedral is built on a hill. There is a youth hostel built into the base of the hill under the cathedral. It was more expensive than average (FF 93) but definitely worth the price. The picture to the right shows the hallway leading to the rooms, each with a vaulted ceiling and its own bathroom. Recommended.

See all 20 reports by Thomas Driemeyer

Cycling from the Baltic Sea to the Alps
by Karl Brodowsky
language: en, de, se

From the cycling pages of Karl Brodowsky: see the German Version for plenty of interesting reports in German.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

by Martin Würfl
language: de

Many tour reports:

  • 2005 - Von Den Haag nach Berlin - unterwegs auf dem Europaradweg R1
  • 2005 - Quer durch den Thurgau nach Rohrschach
  • 2005 - Flotte Fahrt zum Bodensee
  • 2004 - Entlang der Flüsse Naab, Main, Tauber, Altmühl und Donau
  • 2004 - Von Zürich aus nach Aigues-Mortes ans Mittelmeer
  • 2004 - Mal eben um den Bodensee...
  • 2003 - Bretagne...ausnahmsweise mal mit Auto und Ferienwohnung
  • 2003 - Von Zürich nach Würzburg - Siebene auf einen Streich
  • 2003 - Neckarttalradweg
  • 2002 - Das Loiretal zum Atlantik
  • 2002 - Through the Valley of the Loire to Brittany (english version)
  • 2002 - Tour de Hessen
  • 2002 - Spritztour ins Elsass
  • 2001 - Von Zürich aus ins Loiretal
  • 2001 - Von Lausanne nach Olten
  • 2000 - Von Oberviechtach ins schweizerische Solothurn
  • 1999 - Fränkische Schweiz, Aischgrund, Taubertal und Jagst
  • 1999 - Von München nach Oberviechtach
  • 1999 - Stein am Rhein und Bodensee
  • 1998 - Bodensee und Hochrhein
  • 1997 - Fulda- und Weserradweg
  • 1997 - Von Zürich aus um den Bodensee und wieder zurück
  • 1995 - Von München aus ins Markgräfler Land
  • 1995 - Von Erlangen nach München
  • 1994 - Rundfahrt Altmühltal und Donau
  • 1994 - Donauradweg von Donaueschingen bis Regensburg
Martin Würfl
Blood, Sweat and Tears - Cycling in the mountains
by Luddo Oh
language: en, nl

Reports and pictures from various mountains of Europe, America, and Australia. Partly in Dutch.

See all 4 reports by Luddo Oh

Tour of the Alps 1960
by Jobst Brandt, tour started 1960

Jobst's 1960 tour started and ended in Tuscany. The Net was not in place yet, so the report had to wait...

See all 20 reports by Jobst Brandt

Tour of the Alps 1959
by Jobst Brandt, tour started 1959

Well, there's a first time for everybody, and Jobst too had to discover the Alps once. If you are looking for the inspiration to do it yourself, just go ahead and read this glorious report.

I had asked Mr Cinelli what the greatest road in the Alps was, to which he replied without hesitation, the Stelvio, but that I might not like it because it was unpaved. That especially caught my interest so here I was heading up the Valtellina at Tirano where the road to the foot of this great pass starts its climb.

I arrived in Bormio at 3:30 and decided to go to the top in beautiful afternoon sunshine. After a snack at the store I headed up the road that ran out of pavement at the city limit and became a coarse gravel and grey powdery road that, with a little rain, was pretty solid. I discovered that standing up easily caused wheel spin, so I pulled my straps tight and worked on a smooth stroke to keep traction.

Farther up the Braulio canyon the road went through several tunnels for avalanche and rockfall protection. These stone arch tunnels wind along the wall with ventilation holes near the floor that give a little light, and because they are not straight, I could only see where I was going from reflections from the wet floor. Everything was dripping and water rushed in drains under the walls. The amazing part is that these are one lane tunnels in which uphill traffic has the right of way, as is common here. Therefore, downhill drivers had to assess when to enter by watching what went in from below, something that is possible from the lay of the land.

I was discovering why Pirelli named their top racing car tire the Stelvio. This has a special meaning to people who know this road. At the end of the Braulio canyon the road goes up a wall in a series of traverses with tight hairpins to reach the upper Braulio Valley at Bocca di Braulio, that ends at a ridge over which the Umbrail pass from Switzerland joins the Stelvio, about three kilometers below the summit.

See all 20 reports by Jobst Brandt


Travesía de los Pirineos franceses en BTT (Banyuls-Hendaye).
by Zinaztli, tour started June 2013, submitted 20 January 2014
Europe: France
language: es

Recorrido en bicicleta de montaña con alforjas que cruza los Pirineos de este a oeste, desde el Mediterráneo (Llança como punto de partida) hasta al Atlántico (y Hendaya como punto final). Toma como referencia la guía "La Traversee VTT des Pyrenees Françaises", de Georges Veron y editada por Altigraph Edition, siguiendo su mayor parte su itinerario principal.

Partiendo a orillas del Mediterráneo primero recorremos la región de Languedoc-Rousillon, cruzando sus departamentos pirenaicos (Pyrenees Orientales, Aude), donde visitaremos Côte Vermeille, Massif des Albères, Vallespir (Vallée du Tech), Massif du Canigou y Conflent (Vallé de la Têt)A

Ya en la región de Midi-Pyrenees (los departamentos de Ariege, Haute Garonne y Hautes Pyrenees), a donde entramos siguiendo el Sentier Cathare (por los castillos de Puilarens, Roquefixade, Montsegur y Foix), seguimos el antiguo Chemin de Piémot, que nos llevara por las Gorges de la Frau, l´Ariege, el Couserans (por el Col de la Core), el Valle de la Garonne (pasando por el Col de Portet d´Aspet), el Vallé de Ger, la Neste, l´Adour (cruzando les Baronnies) y la Gave de Pau.

Por último, y ascendiendo los puertos de Soulour y l´Aubisque, entramos en la Aquitaine (departamento de Pyrenees Altantiques), donde recorreremos Gave de Ossau, Gave d´Aspe, Béar, Pays Basque, la Soule, Bass-Navarre (pasando el Foret d´Irati), la Nive-Nivelle, para terminar a orillas del Atlántico en la desembocadura del Bidasoa entre Hendaye e Irún.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Travesía de los Alpes Occidentales en BTT (Geneve-Ventimiglia
by Zinaztli, tour started August 2011, submitted 25 September 2011
language: es

Itinerario en bicicleta de montaña con alforjas que sigue la travesía de los Alpes Occidentales, principalmente por su vertiente francesa, aunque los últimos kilómetros son por la vertiente italiana. Toma como punto de partida Ginebra, a orillas del Lago Leman, para terminar en Ventimiglia, en la frontera entre Francia e Italia, a orillas del Mediterráneo. La ruta sigue el itinerario descrito en la guía ''La traversé des Alpes à VTT, du Léman'' la Méditerranée'' de Patrick Bernard, editado por Didier Richard.

Recorremos en Francia: Savoie-Mont Blanc (Genevois, Chablais, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, Pays du Mont Blanc, Beaufortain, Tarentaise y Maurienne), Hautes Alpes (Briançonais, Pays du Guillestrois y Queyras) y Alpes-Haute Provence (Ubaye). Y en Italia: Piemonte-Cuneo (Valle Maira, Valle Stura, Valle Gesso, Valle Vermenagna y Valle Tanaro) e Imperia (Alpi Marittime y Liguria).

Ruta eminentemente montañera que coincide en muchos momentos con los tres grandes itinerarios transalpinos (Grande Traverse des Alps GTA-GR 5, Via Alpina y Route des Grandes Alpes) y con otros senderos de largo recorrido (GRP Littoral du Leman, Tour des Portes du Soleil, Tour des Fiz, GRP Tour du Pays du Mont Blanc, GRP Tour du Beaufortain, GRP Tour de Haute-Tarentaise, GR 57 Tour du Mont Thabor, GR 58 Tour du Queyras, GR 541, GR 56, GR 6, GRP Tour du Chambeyron, Percorsi Occitani, Via de la Sale y Alta Via Monti Ligure).

Se visitan algunos grandes macizos montañosos (Mont Blanc, Vanoise, Ecrins y Queyras) junto con otras zonas menos conocidas (Chablais, Giffre, Montagne d'Anterne, Beaufortain, Tarentaise, Iseran, Maurienne, Thabor, Grand-Briaçonais, Vallée de la Cerveyrette, Durance, Parpaillon, Ubaye, Viraysee, Mary, Haut-Piemont, Valle Maira, Valle Stura, Haute Roya y Liguria).

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Camino de Santiago desde Roma (Francigena-Domitia-Tolosana-Camino Francés)
by Zinaztli, submitted 29 January 2011
Europe: Italy, France, Spain
language: es

Camino de Santiago realizado en bicicleta de montañiendo de Roma (12 de junio) hasta Santiago (31 de julio). He seguido los siguientes itinerarios:

  • La Vía Francigena, en Italia, desde Roma hasta Montgenevro. Itinerario señaternita di San Jacopo. El itinerario pasa por las regiones: Lazio, Toscana, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria y Piemonte.
  • La antigua Vía Domitia, en la actualidad Sendero de Gran Recorrido GR 653D, que comienza en el Puerto de Montgenevro para conectar en Arles con la Vía Tolosana-Chemin de Arles. Itinerario señation Française de la Randonnee Pedestre FFRP. El itinerario transcurre por la Provence-Cote d´Azur (Hautes Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Vaucluse y Bouche du Rhone).
  • El Camino Francés del Mediterraneo o Vía Tolosana, en la actualidad Sendero de Gran Recorrido GR 653D. Comienza en Arles, pasa por Montpellier y Toulouse (de la que recibe su nombre), para cruzar los Pirineos y entrar en Españomport. Después de recorrer el Camino Aragonés, conecta con el Camino Frances en Puente la Reina. Itinerario señation Fçnçaise de la Randonnee Pedestre FFRP. El itinerario transcurre en Francia el Languedoc-Rousillon y Midi-Pyrenees, en Españrra.
  • El Camino Francés en Españe la Reina. Realizado en bicicleta de montañ20 al 29 de Julio dentro del viaje de Roma a Santiago. El itinerario transcurre por Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León y Galicia. Desde Santiago continua hasta Muxía pasando por Fisterra (30 y 31 de Julio) finalizando a orillas del Atlántico en la Costa da Morte.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Alpi Bike. Travesía de los Alpes en BTT (Trieste-Ventimiglia)
by Zinaztli, tour started July 2009, submitted 14 December 2009
language: es

Travesía de los Alpes de este a oeste, que une Trieste y Ventimiglia . Circula Cinco países: Italia, Eslovenia, Austria, Suiza y Francia. Los macizos montañosos más conocidos de los Alpes: A. Julianos, A. Cárnicos, Dolomitas , Adamello-Pressanella, Ortler, Engadina, Bernina y Bregaglia, lagos de Como y Maggiore, Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, Monviso, Alpes Marítimos y Mercantour. Recorrido realizado en solitario en 43 días (del 4 de julio al 15 de agosto de 2009). Son unos 2.100 kilómetros y cerccerca de 60.000 metros de desnivel (media diaria: 50 km. y 1.400 m.). Coincide en muchos tramos con al Vía Alpina, Alta Vía Cárnica, Tour del Monte Rosa, Tour del Mont Blanc, Alta Vía del Valle de Aosta y Vía de la Sale. Cruza collados por encima de los 2.500 metros (Tarscher Pass, Stelvio, Cassana, Turlo, Salati, Bettaforca, Nana, Malatrá, Chavannes, Chivasso, Longia y Sibolet). Cicloturismo de montaña en estado puro. El sueño de todo biker de atravesar todos los Alpes.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

tour started 2005

Trailsource has started a collection, among others, of European Mountain Bike Trail Descriptions. Mountain Biking TrailSource is your online adventure guide to the best mountain bike trails around the globe! You'll find over 4,000 singletracks in 100 countries.

In Search of Singletrack in the Alps
by Per Löwdin, tour started 2000

We flew from Stockholm to Geneva. Then we biked along the southern shore of Lac Leman, crossed Pass des Morgines, headed up the Rhone valley, and made a side trip to Zermatt. Then, we continued to Brigg, Davos, St Moritz, Livigno, Canazei, and Cortina. From Cortina we headed south to Lago di Garda. Reaching the Plains of Po approaching Milan we spontaneously decided to take a train to San Reno, and continue from there to Monaco, Nice and up through the mountains to Chamonix, ultimately heading back to Geneva for our return flight to Sweden. There are plenty of excellent reports on cycling along these roads [...] and we feel we have little to contribute. Instead these pages are focused on the possibilities of single track riding.

See all 8 reports by Per Löwdin

In Search of Singletrack in the Alps
by Per Löwdin, tour started 2000

Includes trail descriptions in Switzerland, Italy and France.

We flew from Stockholm to Geneva. Then we biked along the southern shore of Lac Leman, crossed Pass des Morgines, headed up the Rhone valley, and made a side trip to Zermatt. Then, we continued to Brigg, Davos, St Moritz, Livigno, Canazei, and Cortina. From Cortina we headed south to Lago di Garda. Reaching the Plains of Po approaching Milan we spontaneously decided to take a train to San Reno, and continue from there to Monaco, Nice and up through the mountains to Chamonix, ultimately heading back to Geneva for our return flight to Sweden. There are plenty of excellent reports on cycling along these roads [...] and we feel we have little to contribute. Instead these pages are focused on the possibilities of single track riding.

See all 8 reports by Per Löwdin

100Km al giorno in Corsica
by Ambrogio D'Adda, tour started 1999
Europe: France
language: it

``Si e' pesanti sotto il sole 5 giorni con Bagni e Sole (Sempre) - 515Km''. The site has reports of several mountain bike tours, in Italy, Slovenia, Corse and Turkey, by him and others. In (a very idiomatic) Italian, and text-only, but very worth looking at.

See all 5 reports by Ambrogio D'Adda

Off-road in the Alps
by Carsten Gregersen, tour started 1995
language: en, dk

From Carsten's Cycling Web, the Web site of Carsten Gregersen. This trip is dedicated off-road cycling. We go by car to the Alps and stay at different campsites and arrange one-day rides without pack. In the peaceful Vanoise national park we are at the home ground of the marmot. The western Susa valley offers some very relentless climbs on old military roads and an unforgettable tour along the Asietta ridge. We end the trip in Grindelwald at the feet of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau - three magnificent, Swiss giants.

See all 11 reports by Carsten Gregersen

Eiger dominates the views from the hiking tracks around Grindelwald
Denn die Wahrheit liegt da draußen...
by Florian Michahelles
language: de

Mit dem Mountainbike zweimal über die Alpen. From the MTB page of Florian Michahelles. The great story of a five-weeks trip from Mittenwald (Germany) over to Alps to Bozen/Bolzano and then to Liguria, Corse (France) and back through Lombardia and Switzerland. Individual sections are linked to under the various countries.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Holiday on Ice
by David George and Kate Harvey
Europe: France

A ski trip to l'Alpe d'Huez became a winter mountain bike adventure for British cyclists David George and Kate Harvey. Nicely illustrated with photos and maps.

mountain biking guide
by Julien Morgue
Europe: France
language: fr

A mountain biking guide for various regions of France with excellent practical information that is extremely helpful when organizing your trip.

Switzerland/France - A recumbent trip through the Swiss and French Alps
by Minko Oh
language: en, nl

See all 8 reports by Minko Oh


Fahrrad Reisen / Bicycle Touring
by camino10, , submitted 13 June 2010
language: de, en

Travelogues, trip reports and travel photography: Crossing the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range in Mexico, along the Mediterranean coast of Italy, France and Spain, bike tour to ancient Greece and Turkey, Island hopping in Mallorca, Corsica and Crete, Trans Alps Bike Tour

Reiseberichte und Tourenberichte von Fahrrad Reisen durch die Rocky Mountains in Kanada und die Sierra Madre in Mexiko, entlang der Mittelmeer Küste von Italien, Frankreich und Spanien, Veloreise bis Griechenland und die Türkei, klassischer Donau-Radweg und Elbe-Radweg, Radtouren auf den Inseln Mallorca, Korsika und Kreta, Trans Alps Bike Tour.

See all 10 reports by camino10

Danube River Bike Tour
Information on cycling in the French Alps
by Russell Standring, submitted 8 January 2006
Europe: France

Excellent information and photos on this prime cycling region. Featuring photographs of the 2002 Tour the France.

Surrounded by three mountain ranges, Grenoble is in a unique position and offers a cyclist a huge variety of rides. The rolling mountains of the Chartreuse to the north, the high plateau of the Vercors to the south-west before the huge imposing climbs of the Alps to the east.

Bicycle Rides in France
by Gerald Soto,
Europe: France

L'Alpe d'Huez; Col de Sarenne; Les Deux Alpes; La Berarde; Cols de la Croix de Fer/Galibier; Mont Ventoux (July 4, 1999).

See all 4 reports by Gerald Soto

language: de

dozens of reports about bicycle tours in "Donauradweg, Neckartalradweg, Bodenseeradweg, Enztalradweg, Gotthardradweg, Rheintalweg und viele andere", including Bretagne and Ireland

Fietsroute in West-Vlaanderen en Noord-Frankrijk
by Tourisme à Vélo en Flandre occidentale
Europe: Belgium, France
language: nl, fr

Route descriptions, with maps of the recreational bicycle route network in West-Vlaanderen/Flandre occidentale and in the North of France.

Cycling in France
by Margaret & Graham Robb
Europe: France

Useful commentaries and plenty of fine photographs for their trips:


I woke each morning, excited as a child on Christmas morning,wondering what adventures would be unwrapped for us that day. Though we were never disappointed, there were days which stood out as particularly magnificent. The journey from Cucugnan to Lagrasse, though hard, took us along beautiful gorges and woods from where we would emerge to wonder at the amazing sights of former Cathar castles high on inaccessible hill-tops. The quiet and simple attractions of the Canal du Midi led us into the bustling pink brick city of Toulouse. The craggy and rugged mountains of the Pyrenees, full of cycling legends and fantastic views, tested our stamina over several days. Perched along a mountain side, the Cirque du Litor was a fairy-tale path between two mountain tops and a place to which I would gladly return.

Summit of the Col d'Iseran
Bicycling à la Française
by Barbara Leonard
Europe: France

I am an American bicyclist whose focus, since 1979, has been racing. [...] In the fall of 1996 I moved to France and in February, 1997 joined a French cyclotouring club. Except for some individual training and some rides at the velodrome, all my riding is with the club. [...] My pages provide information about French cycling organizations, the types of rides available through these organizations, and my cycling experiences as a member of a French club.

Includes direct experience on La Marmotte, Riding at Longchamp, VCL Tour du Vexin, La Randonnée de Gresivaudan, Le Reblochon, The Weekend at Auxi-le-Chateau, Levallois Criterium, Velodrome La Cipale. With an important note on Bicycles on Trains in France, 1998

Cycling in France
by Sheldon Brown
Europe: France

``France is paradise for the cycletourist'' says Sheldon, who lived outside of Paris for a year (1988-89) and has plenty to tell. English/French bicycle dictionary, several tour reports, single and tandem rentals, biking in Paris, various articles.

Reiseberichte Wittram Braunschweig
by Martin Wittram
language: de, en

A large list of cycle tours, 30 at the last count. Most are in Germany, but others go all over central and northern Europe. See the overview page. English translations are available for all pages.

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Zwei Räder für's Leben (Stord, Norwegen)
by Dietmar Jaeger
language: de

An enormous collection of bicycle tours all over the world.
Eine enorme Sammlung von Fahrradtouren in der ganzen Welt.

I ``ciclogiri Clodiani'' dal 1985 ad oggi
by Claudio Colombo
language: it

Claudio Colombo has several illustrated reports of tours in Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland

Col d'Izoard
by Karl Brodowsky
language: de

A massive travel site, this guy has been everywhere.

Hier finden sich einige deutschsprachige Reiseberichte von Fahrradtouren, die hoffentlich unterhaltsam und informativ sind, aber auch vielleicht die eine oder andere Anregung für Leute geben, die selber einmal so etwas machen wollen. Für englischsprachige Radtourenberichte habe ich hier auch einen Anfang gemacht, ebenso für schwedischsprachige Radtourenberichte, wobei noch ein bißchen auf norwegisch und dänisch dabei ist, aber diese drei skaninavischen Sprachen sind so ähnlich, daß man entweder alle drei ein bißchen lesen kann oder eben keine davon.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Cycling info pages

Introduction of KTL
by Eric Feng, , submitted 6 July 2012
language: en, cn

KTL Project:On April 22, 2012 (Earth Day), I will depart from Kunming the hometown of Zheng He on a journey which will take him to Prince Henry's hometown of Lisbon, the theme being promoting environmental protection, developing sustainable resources, as well as human and nature. I will cross China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal, totally 11 countries and 19000 kilometers of travel route, the approximate travel duration is about 220 days. Eric's itinerary is as follows:

P.R. China Stay 89 days - Cycling 7243 km
Kazakhstan Stay 24 days - Cycling 2241 km
Russia Stay 29 days - Cycling 2817 km
Estonia Stay 3 days - Cycling 414 km
Latvia Stay 5 days - Cycling 210 km
Lithuania Stay 4 days - Cycling 269 km
Poland Stay 10 days - Cycling 737 km
Germany Stay 18 days - Cycling 1425 km
France Stay 16 days - Cycling 1353 km
Spain Stay 17 days - Cycling 1630 km
Portugal Stay 7 days - Cycling 439 km

[Access the postings with the Archive dropdown on the page. Some postings are in English, others in Chinese. -ed]

Taking Bikes on French Trains
by Gerry Patterson, , submitted 24 October 2010
Europe: France

A short, concise explanation of how you can travel around France with your bicycle.

See all 3 reports by Gerry Patterson

Cycling Languedoc
by Gerry Patterson, , submitted 24 October 2010
Europe: France

A site made for people who are thinking about cycling in sunny Languedoc, France. There are many great cycle routes of all lengths, as well as useful information on what it is like to ride in Languedoc.

Each route page has a Google Map, route description, directions, and photos. Routes can be searched by region, difficulty or distance.

See all 3 reports by Gerry Patterson

Pont du Gard, Languedoc
Castelli della Loira in bici, versione famiglie
by, , submitted 13 September 2007
Europe: France
language: it

Tour dei castelli della Loira in bici, percorso abbreviato adatto alle famiglie.
Durata: 7 giorni.
Tappe: Tours, Villandry, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, St.Dye, Chambord.
Suggerimenti anche per altri tour: tour dei Castelli Romani, dei castelli medievali del Casentino, dei castelli del Trentino, dei castelli della Scozia.

Grazie anche a per i consigli.

See all 2 reports by

Tour Castelli della Loira
The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
by Patrick Sexton, , submitted 6 January 2007

[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]

What are hostels?

The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.

world map
A useful website page for cyclists coming to the quiet roads of the Alps Maritimes, inland from the busy Cote D'Azur, France.
by Ruth Jessop, , submitted 10 April 2006
Europe: France

This website gives information for on and off road cycling in the Alpes Maritimes inland from the busy roads of the Cote D'Azur.
Detailed descriptions of on and off road cycles, including height graphs and distances.
Photo gallery.
General information about the area - market days, restaurant phone numbers etc.
Information about cycle friendly accommodation with a shopping service to save cyclists carrying heavy shopping on bicycles when coming to an area devoid of shops. There are cycle tools, a lockable garage, all maps are provided, washing machine available.

A great day out cycling to Aiglun, then returning to Les Basses Beaumettes via the Clue de St Auban.
How to Bicycle In and Out of Paris
by Quoth May,
Europe: France

What you need to know about renting bikes in Paris; bicycling in Paris; subways, trains, and the RER; and cycling out of Paris. French pronunciation; French bicycle types and repair vocabulary; Road signs and their observance; helmets. How to get regional maps, lodging, and tourist sight information. Six bicycle routes and tours out of central Paris, avoiding almost all traffic: Detailed Directions and Photos. On the same site: Seventeen Best Bike Tours in France, Holland, Italy, Germany and Austria.

See all 2 reports by Quoth May

French Trains - our experiences
by Darren Martin,
Europe: France

Eurostar, Paris Metro, TGV, local trains.

Henry Kingman's Vanity Page
by Henry Kingman,
Europe: France

This page has a report of the 1999 edition of Paris-Brest-Paris, a history of the Paris-Brest-Paris tour, and other material.

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