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Vallée du Céou Voie Verte, Dordogne

Jason Hargreaves rides the 25km Vallée du Céou voie verte south of Sarlat. It runs from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to L'Abbaye-Nouvelle in the Dordogne.

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A week cycling the Canal du Midi

Hilde Morris spent a week cycling the Canal du Midi in October 2015. In time for the new cycling season, here's an update on a popular route that's in a state of flux.

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Raymond Poulidor bike route, Lac de Vassivière

Jacqui and Adrian report in from the 'circuit des legends' at Lac de Vassivière, a vast shimmering lake on the Haute Vienne and Creuse border.

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Things to do if you're NOT cycling the Tourmalet

Where to send non-cycling friends and family while you're out riding the Grand Tourmalet area.

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Cycling the Hourquette

Andrew packed a small rucksack and headed off to ride his first ever Pyrenean climb, the Hourquette. Here's his report.

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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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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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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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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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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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