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2015 Tour de France route

Here's the 2015 Tour de France route to help you plan where to watch it.

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Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne luggage transfer

Reader Q&A:Scott emailed about luggage transfer for a canal ride in the south of France. Here's our email exchange.

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Electric bike hire in Provence

Paul Lamarra road-tests Sun E-bikes, an electric bike option for cycling in Provence.

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Roscoff bike route

Heading to Brittany? Try this 330km circular bike route from Roscoff.

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How to make a bike reservation for French trains online

Here's how to make a reservation for your bike online for French trains.

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Moselle River Bike Route

The Moselle Bike Route runs from the Vosges in the east of France to the Rhine in Germany. Mike Wells has sent me this overview.

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Bike route for cycling from London to Barcelona

Fay and Julian cycled from London to Barcelona via France in August 2014. They kindly sent me a copy of their daily itinerary and notes.

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Map of bike routes and voies vertes in Brittany

Super map of bike routes and voies vertes in Brittany available for download.

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The Loire à Vélo train

Throughout summer, a special bike train operates along the Loire à Vélo bike route. Here's what you need to know.

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How to organise a family cycling holiday in France

Cycling with kids? Here's some super advice to help you organise (and survive) a family cycling holiday in France.

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Cycling the Lot Valley

The Lot Valley is an untapped biking paradise, as Richard Peace discovered.

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Cycling on Ile d'Oleron

Karin Badt went cycling on Ile d'Oleron, taking in La Rochelle and Rochefort en route.

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Cycling in Robert Louis Stevenson’s footsteps

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s 'Travels With A Donkey', Patrick Perring cycles from the Tarn to Marseille via the Cevennes and Ventoux.

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Cycling in Alsace

Chocolate ­box villages, wine routes, and miles of stunning scenery. Max Wooldridge has this guide to cycling in Alsace.

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Cycling in Provence

Lavender fields, sunny backroad routes and Ventoux – Max Wooldridge has this guide to cycling in beautiful Provence.

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Cycling in the Dordogne

It's one of France's star attractions. Mike Hams has this guide to cycling in the Dordogne – where to go and what to see.

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Cycling in Burgundy

Cycle Burgundy's canals, and follow back roads and tracks through some of the world's greatest wine-producing estates.

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Cycling the Tourmalet in September

Jon emailed to ask about cycling the Tourmalet in September. Plus he's after Tourmalet accommodation and route advice.

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10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi

Bordeaux to Sète - 10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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