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The Tour de France in the Dordogne

We caught two stages of the 2017 Tour de France in the Dordogne in south-west France. Here are our highlights. • Jul 12, 2017

Reader Q&A: How to get the train from Bordeaux to the Spanish border

How to get the train from Bordeaux to the Spanish border with a bike. • Jul 07, 2017

Love on a bike in Normandy

The Normandy tourist board has released a cute new video highlighting all the great things about cycling in Normandy. • Jul 06, 2017

Carfree days in the Pyrénées – Cycl'n'trip 2017

Carfree days for cycling in the Pyrenees have been announced. Here's your chance to climb major cols in peace and quiet. • Jun 28, 2017

Carfree days in the Alps – Cols Réservés 2017

Every year a number of Alpine cols including the Galibier and the Izoard are closed to cars, allowing you to enjoy your climb without passing traffic. • Jun 15, 2017

Cycling the Canal du Midi guidebook out now

A new edition of Cicerone's popular Cycling the Canal du Midi guidebook is out now. • Jun 14, 2017

Route du Sud 2017, June 15-18

Just a few weeks before the Tour de France, the Route du Sud gives a small taste of things to come. • Jun 14, 2017

When the battlefields of France fell silent

A poignant and beautiful guest post about a little known WW1 memorial not far from the Trans-Ardennes Voie Verte. • Jun 02, 2017

Taking bikes on the new Paris-Bordeaux trains

Two new high-speed railway lines open in July, linking Paris to Bordeaux, and Paris to Rennes. Here's what you need to know about TGV Océane and TGV Armorique. • May 29, 2017

Tour du Poitou Charentes 2017

The route for the 2017 Tour du Poitou-Charentes has been announced. This year the race, which often attracts big-name riders, will be held from August 22-25. • May 22, 2017

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