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Annual Wine and Mushroom Bike Weekend, Saumur

Two highlights of any good French menu – wine and mushrooms – come together for the annual Vins et Champignons cycling weekend in Saumur.

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Woohoo – No. 14 on the Top 50 Bicycle Touring Blogs list

I'm not normally one to brag but ... well, we've made No.14 on the list of the Top 50 Bicycle Touring Blogs.

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Cycling apartment review: Grange 87, Limousin

Jacqueline Brown checks out Grange 87, a self-catering apartment that may be an ideal base for your French cycling adventures.

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Cycling the Veloscenic from Paris to Mont St-Michel

We sent Tracy Melass off on Veloscenic, the long-distance bike route from Paris to Mont St-Michel. Here's her blow-by-blow description of her 7-day adventure.

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Cycling hotel review: Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey

Tracy Melass road-tests the Best Western Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey, a bike-friendly hotel on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route.

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Product review: Park Tool PCS9 home mechanic repair stand

We review the Park Tool PCS9 home maintenance bike stand and find it an excellent addition to any amateur bike mechanic's shed.

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Cycling the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive

Every August, cyclists take to France's most famous car racing track for the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive. For some reason, I thought it was a good idea to join them.

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Campsites on La Velo Francette bike route

Here's a list of campsites on the Vélo Francette bike route from La Rochelle to Caen.

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Map of véloroutes and voies vertes in France

Oh the excitement! IGN has a new map showing all designated véloroutes and voies vertes for cycling in France. Here's how to get a copy.

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Road rules for cycling in France

Here are the road rules (read: laws) for cycling in France, according to the French Highway Code.

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Canal des Deux Mers bike route

Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo links the Atlantic Coast to the Mediteranean, starting north of Bordeaux and joining to the Canel de Garonne to Canal du Midi.

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Dordogne Bike Route from Sarlat to Domme and La Roque Gageac

A leisurely 60km circular bike ride from Sarlat in the Dordogne that takes in a mind-boggling 10 chateaux.

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Cognac Bike Routes

Fancy cycling in Cognac? The famous cognac houses of south-west France are best visited by bike. Here's how.

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5 Must-Ride Mountain Bike Trails in France

France is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of world-class mountain bike trails – here are five of the best.

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Shipping bikes to France

If you need to ship a bike to or from France, here are a few affordable options.

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Electric bike hire in Alsace

Tourist authorities in Alsace are offering electric bikes across the region via the Movelo Alsace scheme to make sightseeing as easy as possible.

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Climbing Ventoux on a Brompton

Paul Lamarra tackled the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, on his folding bike. Here's how he got on.

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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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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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Accommodation for cycling in the French Alps

B&B, hotel and chalet accommodation in the French Alps, Morzine, Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, and on other Tour de France cols.

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The Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre

Ravi Nookala cycles the Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Créon and back.

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5 Great Bikes Routes in Paris

Want to see Paris by bike? Local cyclist Mark Cramer has this insider's guide to 5 bike routes around Paris

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Cycling the Paris-Roubaix

Gerry Patterson rides the Paris-Roubaix, the most treacherous of the Spring Classics leading up to the Tour de France

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